Biography

Katrina advises clients on project permitting and represents businesses in complex environmental and toxic tort litigation.

She focuses her practice on addressing NEPA issues, wetlands regulation, federal species protection laws, land use law, and litigation. She helps clients navigate permitting processes for large interstate projects and work with state and federal regulators to achieve their project goals.

Katrina also represents clients in citizen suits, as well as class and mass actions. She has experience in defending agency approvals for projects, opposing class certification, and litigating common law tort claims, including nuisance and negligence causes of action.

In advising clients, she draws on her experience with the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service on national wildlife refuges in Arizona, Colorado, and Wyoming, and as a law clerk with the federal government.  Before joining Beveridge & Diamond, Katrina clerked for the U.S. Department of Justice in the Environment & National Resources Division and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in the Office of Enforcement & Compliance Assurance.

Katrina’s experience includes:

  • Serving as ESA counsel to the developers of the Mountain Valley Pipeline — a $5 billion, 304-mile FERC jurisdictional pipeline extending from Wetzel County, West Virginia to Pittsylvania County, Virginia.
  • Advising oil and gas clients on compliance with NEPA, the ESA, and the CWA.
  • Defending facilities in class and mass actions alleging widespread nuisance odors.

Education

  • Cornell University  (B.S., cum laude, 2012)
    • College of Agriculture and Life Science, Natural Resources
  • Lewis & Clark  (J.D., summa cum laude, 2018)
    • Certificate in Environment, Natural Resources, and Energy Law

Bar Admissions

  • New York
  • District of Columbia