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Timothy A. Roth

Tim Roth focuses his practice on environmental and energy issues. He counsels both private and public sector clients on a range of matters, including environmental enforcement, regulatory compliance, permitting, due diligence, and litigation. Tim has extensive experience working with most federal environmental statutes, namely, the Clean Air Act (CAA), Clean Water Act (CWA), Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), and Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA).

Prior to joining the firm, Tim was an environmental and natural resources associate a global law firm where he conducted internal investigations, responded to administrative agency actions, and advised clients on complex environmental regulatory issues. Tim also was previously an associate at a boutique transportation law firm where he counseled rail shippers in commercial contract disputes.

During law school, Tim clerked at the U.S. Department of Justice (Environmental Crimes Section), the White House Council on Environmental Quality, General Electric, and Environmental Integrity Project. He also was an intern for the Honorable John W. Darrah of the Northern District of Illinois as well as a senior staff writer for the Georgetown Environmental Law Review.

Representative Experience 

  • Advised offshore wind developer on National Environmental Policy Act issues associated with developer’s project proposal
  • Represented coalition of environmental, scientific, recreation, and tribal groups in litigation related to the Bears Ears National Monument and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument
  • Represented solar energy developer in regulatory proceeding before the California Air Resources Board
  • Represented manufacturers in DOJ grand jury investigations into compliance issues arising under several federal environmental laws
  • Assisted manufacturer in responding to information requests issued by EPA, and state agencies, under several federal environmental laws
  • Assisted manufacturer in administering nationwide audit program focused on compliance with the CAA, CWA, TSCA, and RCRA
  • Advised Class III railroad on conversion of dormant rail line into public use trail under federal rails-to-trails law

Publications

  • Co-Editor, “Coal” (Chapter 55), Energy Law and Transactions (Matthew Bender 2018 ed.)
  • “Major Questions Doctrine: Implications for Separation of Powers and the Clean Power Plan,” 29 Geo. Envtl. L. Rev. 555 (Spring 2017)

Education

J.D., Georgetown University Law Center, 2017
B.A., University of Illinois, 2014

Bar & Court Admissions

District of Columbia