Profile

Grace provides regulatory and litigation guidance to the firm’s Environment & Product Regulation clients. From a regulatory standpoint, she counsels clients on consumer and commercial products, and industrial health and safety issues. As a litigator, Grace handles matters arising under a number of Environmental statues, including the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (also known as Superfund), the Endangered Species Act (ESA), and the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA).

Experience

Representative Matters

  • Represents clients in federal court against arranger liability claims brought under the Superfund law.
  • Represents both claimants and respondents in Endangered Species Act litigation matters involving challenges to agency actions.
  • Advises manufacturers and trade associations regarding compliance with consumer product laws and regulations and product liability litigation matters.
  • Advises manufacturers and trade associations regarding compliance with the Endangered Species Act (ESA), the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA).
  • Counsels companies, task forces, and trade associations in enforcement matters before the U.S. EPA, FDA, and state agencies (including California) in connection with pesticide, chemical, and biotechnology.
  • Consults on product and service-related requirements arising under building, energy, and safety codes; the Clean Air Act (CAA); and the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA).
  • Conducts regulatory due diligence in connection with mergers and acquisitions.

Professional Experience

  • Private law practice (2018)
  • Law Clerk, USDA, Office of the General Counsel (2017)
  • Intern for the Honorable Nancy M. Koenig, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas (2015)
  • Law Clerk, Travis County Attorney’s Office (2015)

Credentials

Education

J.D., The University of Texas School of Law

B.A., with honors, Claremont McKenna College

Bar and Court Memberships

  • District of Columbia Bar
  • Texas Bar
  • New York Bar
  • U.S. District Courts for the Eastern District of Michigan and Northern District of Texas

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