Julie H. McConnell has successfully represented clients in litigation, enforcement and compliance matters in federal and state courts and before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). Her experience includes complex energy and environmental cases involving the Federal Power Act, the Interstate Commerce Act and the Clean Air Act, as well as disputes involving the Civil Rights Act, the Fair Labor Standards Act, public accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act and state accessibility laws, tort claims and contract claims. Read Julie H. McConnell's full bio.

In the United States, the federal Clean Air Act (CAA) requires all “major sources” of air pollution, such as power plants, refineries and other large industrial facilities, to obtain permits detailing the conditions under which those sources are allowed to operate. Such “Title V” operating permits, as they are commonly known, are typically issued by

On July 1, 2016, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued an interim final rule that modifies statutory civil monetary penalty amounts for statutes administered by the agency. EPA’s interim final rule, which becomes effective on August 1, 2016, implements requirements of the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015 (the 2015