Representative Matters

Highlights of Randy’s career at the District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority (DC Water) include:

  • Led the legal team that finalized a major multimillion dollar Intergovernmental Municipal Agreement (IMA) designed to equitably distribute wastewater treatment costs at DC Water’s Blue Plains Advanced Wastewater Treatment Plant amongst the neighboring jurisdictions. The plant is the largest of its kind in the world, averaging 370 million treated gallons per day, and over one billion gallons per day at peak flow.
  • Played a major role in the development and execution of a $2.6 billion consent decree modification incorporating innovative green initiatives.
  • Successfully secured the denial of class certification in major class action and winning significant summary judgment motion in lead in water case.
  • Provided the legal underpinnings and ongoing legal review for the Enhanced Nutrient Removal Project designed to reduce the level of nitrogen from the cleansed wastewater that DC Water discharges to the Potomac River. Once the $950 million project is complete, Blue Plains will produce effluent with some of the lowest levels of nitrogen in the country.
  • Led all significant corporate governance issues affecting DC Water.
  • Conducted investigations in civil and criminal matters, and worked in parallel with appropriate law enforcement agencies.
  • Provided legal support for the world’s largest Thermal Hydrolysis Combined Heat and Power Project – the first in North America – at the Blue Plains Plant. The $440 million project harnesses the wastewater treatment process to generate a net 10MW of electricity – providing one-third of the plant’s energy needs, resulting in savings of $10 million - $15 million annually in energy costs.

Highlights of Randy’s career as the Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District's (MSD) lead attorney include:

  • Played a major role in finalizing a $4.7 billion Consent Decree with the U.S. Department of Justice, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and Missouri Department of National Resources, involving overflow issues and environmental impact.
  • Supplied the legal underpinnings for a fifteen year, $3.7 billion Capital Improvement and Replacement Program.
  • Successfully represented MSD in matters involving personal injury, property damage, environmental issues, construction issues, environmental and safety compliance, human relations and labor issues, and collection matters.