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Kate Benner represents clients facing complex environmental enforcement, litigation, and regulatory issues involving the U.S. Department of Justice, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the California Air Resources Board, state attorneys general, and individual plaintiffs.  Kate has advised national and multinational clients in the transportation, retail, agriculture, and food and beverage industries.  She uses her communication and management skills to organize and simplify sprawling investigation, remediation, and compliance matters.

Kate’s experience includes investigation, litigation, and consent decree negotiation and enforcement for claims against vehicle manufacturers arising from the federal and state environmental and consumer protection laws.  She has also worked with outside experts in a variety of contexts, including to design and manage a customer remediation plan to address an alleged failure to follow lead safe work practices; participated in investigation and litigation in the food and beverage space; and counseled clients on Zero-Emission Vehicle (ZEV) credits.

Kate is an Environmental Law Institute Emerging Leader, part of an initiative designed to connect the next generation of rising stars in environmental law and policy. She earned a J.D. from Columbia Law School, where she was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar and a James Kent Scholar.  Kate was awarded the Edwin Parker Prize for the study of international or comparative law.

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Credentials

J.D., Columbia University School of Law

A.B., Princeton University

District of Columbia

New York

U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia

Credentials

J.D., Columbia University School of Law

A.B., Princeton University

District of Columbia

New York

U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia