Cynthia AM Stroman (Cynthia)


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Cynthia AM Stroman

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Cynthia Stroman is an environmental, health and safety (EHS) partner at King & Spalding, where she divides her time between the Washington and Houston offices.  Having worked inhouse as an environmental engineer, she combines her chemical engineering training and practical industry experience to bring a unique perspective to assist clients faced with challenging environmental issues.  Ms. Stroman uses her scientific knowledge and her prior experience as a project manager and manufacturing engineer to advise and represent companies in environmentally sensitive industries in administrative proceedings, litigation, and transactions involving a wide range of EHS statutes.

Ms. Stroman assists project proponents, investors, and lenders in navigating the project authorization process, particularly concerning the National Environmental Policy Act, the Clean Air Act, the Endangered Species Act, and other NEPA-related statutes. Her experience also includes advising manufacturers and related companies on supply chain, solid and hazardous waste, and product regulation issues involving the Toxic Substances Control Act, the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, the Hazardous Materials Regulations, and similar state and non-U.S. product management and transportation regulatory regimes. She also addresses complex scientific issues in litigation and administrative matters concerning risk assessment for and exposure to a range of hazardous substances, including metals, solvents, radioactive materials, and chlorinated and aromatic hydrocarbons. 

Ms. Stroman clerked for the Honorable Emilio M. Garza of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.  Prior to attending law school, she worked as a chemical and environmental engineer for the Dow Chemical Company, where she had responsibilities in production engineering, project management, air permit development and negotiation, and air modeling. She received her chemical engineering degree from Cornell University. 

Recent Publications

  • EPA Methane Strategy May Sit On Policy Back Burner,” Law360 (January 2015).

  • “DC Circuit Misses Opportunity to Clarify NEPA Guideposts,” Law360 (July 2014).

  • “Does the U.S. Supreme Court Decision Limiting EPA’s Greenhouse Gas Authority Reopen the Door to Federal Common Law Litigation?” DRI Today (July 2014).

Memberships and Community

  • Ms. Stroman is a Vice-Chair of the Environmental Committee of the American Bar Association Business Law Section.  She is also a member of the Houston and DC Bar Associations, and the Environment and Natural Resources Law Section of the State Bar of Texas.

  • Ms. Stroman serves on the Board of Trustees of the Holton-Arms School as a trustee and committee chair.  She is the past Chair of the Board of Trustees of Washington Episcopal School. 
Law Clerk, Hon. Emilio M. Garza, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit

J.D., magna cum laude, University of Michigan
B.S., Cornell University

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