Former EPA Special Counsel Stacey Halliday Rejoins B&D

Beveridge & Diamond welcomes Stacey Halliday, former U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Special Counsel, back to our Washington, DC, office as an Associate. Stacey first joined B&D as an associate in 2012 and joined EPA’s Office of the General Counsel in 2015.

During her EPA tenure, Stacey’s responsibilities included:

  • Playing a major role in the Agency’s incident response and crisis management of matters including the Flint drinking water crisis, the Gold King Mine spill, and the legal defense of the Clean Power Plan.
  • Advising the EPA General Counsel and helping to oversee the activities of over 200 career lawyers in EPA Headquarters and 10 Offices of Regional Counsel across the nation.
  • Serving as a senior member of the EPA oversight response team, advising on congressional investigations and hearings, White House and interagency coordination, and crisis management and strategic communications.
  • Taking first-chair responsibility for federal and state outreach, including to the Environmental Council of the State and National Association of Attorneys General, as well as private sector engagement.
  • Coordinating with the U.S. Department of Justice’s Environment and Natural Resources Division to formulate a strategy for EPA’s Clean Power Plan and Clean Water Rule.
  • Assisting agency leadership with accomplishing several internal initiatives, including the launch of the agency’s Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity (SOGI) Data Collection Pilot, where EPA became one of the first federal agencies to expand the collection of workforce demographic data to include SOGI criteria.

“We are delighted that Stacey has returned to the B&D family,” said Chairman Ben Wilson. “Her experience and insights gained from working within EPA’s Office of General Counsel will provide great value to our clients.”

Stacey’s prior work at B&D included representing a large municipal water utility in a variety of matters, including the successful negotiation of regional agreements, defense of the utility in complex civil litigation, and consultation regarding regulatory obligations. During her time at B&D, Stacey served as Chair of the American Bar Association's Special Committee on Environmental Justice, and will contiue to hold a leadership role on the Committee.

Following graduation from the Howard University School of Law, Stacey was a judicial law clerk for the Honorable Anna Blackburne-Rigsby in the District of Columbia Court of Appeals. Before law school, Stacey was a litigation paralegal with a large law firm in New York.  She received her undergraduate degree from Harvard College in 2005, concentrating in political science.