Jayni draws on her experience with environmental, health, and safety (EHS) regimes to help clients assess risk, develop compliance strategies, and build strong legal and technical cases when faced with litigation or enforcement.
Jayni counsels companies in a variety of industries on regulatory compliance and represents them in litigation and enforcement proceedings related to a broad range of federal and state EHS laws. Jayni is a leader of Beveridge & Diamond’s Occupational Safety and Health group and has significant experience advising clients on compliance obligations relating to worker health and safety, providing advice following workplace incidents, helping clients prepare for and respond to government inspections, and defending against enforcement actions and related litigation.
Jayni entered the practice of environmental law because of her intersecting interests in law, policy, science, and technology. Her work involves considering historical factual and technical issues, managing complex parallel proceedings in both the criminal and civil regulatory arenas, and collaborating with subject matter experts to find creative solutions to her clients’ complex EHS issues.
Jayni values learning about her clients' operations and businesses and draws on her experience across many industries to help clients improve overall compliance, develop necessary corrective steps, build strong legal and technical cases to minimize liability, and achieve business goals.
Jayni maintains an active pro bono practice and has assisted individuals with civil litigation, immigration, and criminal expungement matters. One of Jayni’s notable pro bono cases involved the representation of a family that was displaced from its home for seven months because of a mercury spill. Jayni’s advocacy on behalf of the family enabled the family to obtain a favorable settlement for the family’s expenses and hardship during the cleanup of its home. Jayni also serves as Co-Chair of the firm's Recruiting Committee.
Before joining B&D, Jayni interned with the Maryland Office of the Attorney General at the State Highway Administration and the Maryland Department of the Environment. During law school, Jayni earned a certificate of Concentration in Environmental Law, served on the Maryland Law Review, and represented clients on a variety of environmental matters as a member of the University of Maryland Environmental Law Clinic.
- University of Maryland - College Park (B.A. and B.S., summa cum laude, 2005)
- B.S., Environmental Science and Policy
- B.A., Government and Politics
- University of Maryland School of Law (J.D., magna cum laude, 2008)
- Order of the Coif
- District of Columbia
- U.S. Court of Appeals – Fourth Circuit
- U.S. District Court - Maryland
- U.S. District Court – District of Columbia
- American Bar Association
- Maryland State Bar Association
- Leadership Council for Legal Diversity, Fellow (2018)
- National Association of Women Lawyers