Biography

Heidi applies her diverse expertise in environmental, health and safety (EHS) regulations to help industry executives and facility managers solve their real-world problems.

Heidi has been interested in environmental issues from a young age. While attending college—the first person in her family to do so—she decided to become a lawyer after listening to an environmental law professor discuss her work.

Today, she counsels clients nationwide on federal and state EHS compliance, auditing, and due diligence.

Practical Counsel

Heidi helps her clients comply with requirements in a practical manner, mindful of the company’s objectives and costs. She enjoys working with clients on solutions to their EHS problems and analyzing the relevant laws to determine appropriate responses.

Heidi is a leader of Beveridge & Diamond’s Audits, Risk and Compliance Program Assessments practice. Acting as the EHS Audit Compliance Assurance Manager for a manufacturing company, Heidi manages their audit program, which includes coordinating facilities and third-party auditors, participating in audits of their nationwide operations, advising on legal compliance questions, and helping to close out findings to improve operations, prevent recurrence, and minimize the risk of potential enforcement actions or other liabilities.

Heidi also defends clients in federal and state environmental enforcement actions and citizen suit litigation. Among her cases, when a citizen tried to intervene in a Clean Air Act enforcement action and seek withdrawal of the consent decree resolving that action, Heidi prepared motion papers resulting in the court uncharacteristically denying the citizen’s intervention and entering the consent decree.

Professional Involvement

Before joining B&D, Heidi interned with the U.S. Department of Justice’s Environmental Enforcement Section, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Maryland, and the Maryland Office of the Attorney General at the State Highway Administration.

During law school, she served on the Maryland Law Review, earned a certificate of Concentration in Environmental Law, and received the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Diversity Recognition Award. Earlier in her career, Heidi worked for an environmental consulting firm in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Heidi is Co-Chair of the National Association of Women Lawyers’ Environment & Energy Affinity Group, and a member of the Northborough Cultural Council in Central Massachusetts, which works to promote the arts and help develop cultural and science programs throughout the community. She was selected to the 2017 Massachusetts Rising Stars list for her environmental law expertise.

Education

  • University of California - Berkeley  (B.A. and B.S., 2002)
    • Anthropology, Conservation and Resource Studies
  • University of Maryland School of Law  (J.D., cum laude, 2008)

Bar Admissions

  • Massachusetts
  • District of Columbia
  • Maryland

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court - Maryland

Professional Affiliations

  • American Bar Association, Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources
  • National Association of Women Lawyers