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Madeleine Boyer Kadas

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Suite 1420
Austin, TX 78701-4296
Austin

Practices
Practices
Education
Education
  • University of Texas (B.A., Phi Beta Kappa, 1988)
  • La Universitá di Firenze, Italy (1987)
  • University of Texas (J.D., 1994; International Environmental Law Journal, Book Review Editor, 1993-1994)
  • La Escuela Libre de Derecho School of Law, Mexico ("LLM") (Diploma, 1997)
Bar Admissions & Memberships
Bar Admissions & Memberships
  • Texas
  • District of Columbia
  • American Bar Association
  • District of Columbia Bar Association
  • Texas Bar Association
Languages
Languages
  • French
  • Italian
  • Spanish

Maddie Kadas brings over twenty years of experience providing strategic and solutions-oriented compliance counseling on a broad range of U.S. and Latin American environmental, health and safety standards. Her portfolio includes compliance audit oversight and support, high-stakes enforcement matters and transactions. Maddie founded the Firm’s Texas Office and served as its first Managing Shareholder. Fluent in Spanish, she leads the Firm’s Latin American Practice. 

Maddie is listed in The Best Lawyers in America, Environmental Law, editions 2015-2018; Who's Who Legal: Environment  2016 and 2017; and the 2017 edition of Chambers USA Guide to the Legal ProfessionLatinvex recognized Maddie as one of Latin America’s top 100 female lawyers from 2014-2017 and named her one of the Region’s top 100 lawyers overall in 2017. 

Maddie is a member of the Firm’s Pro Bono Committee and maintains a pro bono political asylum and international human rights practice.  Maddie received the American Gateways 2015 Access to Justice Award in recognition of her work leading a coalition of law firms representing a Mexican politician and his extended family seeking political asylum and withholding under the United Nations Convention Against Torture.

Prior to joining Beveridge & Diamond, Maddie was a staff attorney at the Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission (TNRCC) (now the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality) and interned with the Centro Méxicano de Derecho Ambiental (CEMDA). From 1988-1990, she served in the United States Peace Corps in Guatemala.

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ACC Webinar, RMP Proposed Rule (November 2016)

ITI Environmental Leadership Council Webinar, Latin American Update (September 2016)

ACC Webinar, Structuring Multi-State Audits to Maximize U.S. EPA and State Audit Policy Protections (April 2016)

ACC Lunch & Learn, TSCAnini: Reading the Score of Congress' New Composition (March 2016)

RILA Retail Sustainability Conference, Mexico and Canada Environmental Compliance Programs (September 2015)

Beveridge & Diamond Texas Environmental Law Roundtable, What to Expect When You're Expecting...EPA's MACT Enforcement Initiative (June 2015)

Hispanic National Bar Association Corporate Counsel Conference, Managing Product Liability on a Global Scale (March 2015)

Beveridge & Diamond Latin American Environmental Law Roundtable, Latin American Region Environmental Update (March 2015)

Beveridge & Diamond Texas Environmental Law Roundtable, Crisis Management & Response (April 2014)

ITI Spring Meeting, Latin American Environmental Compass:  Navigating the Tidal Wave of Tech Sector Initiatives (March 2014)

Texas Hot Air Topics Conference, Flares: Legal & Regulatory Perspective (February 2014)

ACC Legal Quick Hit, Getting the Best from Your Local Foreign Environmental Counsel (December 2013)

Beveridge & Diamond Webinar, Pharmaceutical Take-Back in Brazil (December 2013)

Beveridge & Diamond Air Law Webinar Series, Flaring, GHG Permitting, and Re-Flexing (2013)

ITI/IPC/SEMI Global Environmental and Sustainability Conference. Latin American Round-Up (March 2013)