Energy, Environment & Natural Resources
Download Contact (.vcf)
Washington Direct: 202.585.6678 General: 202.585.6500 Fax: 202.585.6600
Duke University, J.D., M.A., 1977
Duke University, A.B., 1973
Jeffrey Davidson is a partner in the Energy, Environment and Natural Resources Division in the Washington, D.C., office. Mr. Davidson focuses his practice on environmental litigation and enforcement, the practical resolution of environmental issues in corporate and real estate transactions, and environmental compliance counseling with respect to existing and emerging regulatory programs. His experience also includes energy facility permitting. Mr. Davidson clients have included Fortune 10 companies, midsize companies, family businesses, individuals, trade associations and public interest groups.
He has defended clients in civil and criminal environmental enforcement matters as well as cases involving both human and ecological exposures to toxic materials. Mr. Davidson has addressed claims of property diminution of value due to toxic contamination, and asserted and defended claims for environmental cost recovery. He has also represented clients in administrative rulemaking proceedings. His litigation experience includes appellate representation in state and federal courts, including the Supreme Court of the United States. Additionally, he is a formally trained mediator and has resolved numerous environmental disputes through mediation.
Mr. Davidson has also represented buyers, sellers and lenders in complex commercial transactions where environmental liabilities were required to be identified, quantified and successfully integrated into the transaction. He has counseled public companies on the appropriate scope of financial disclosure of environmental matters under various federal regulatory programs. He has also prepared a wide range of contracts, including green supply chain agreements, wherein the primary focus of the agreement involved environmental goods, services or obligations.
He has developed and executed complex audit programs. He has also advised clients on compliance issues with respect to all of the major federal environmental programs, and developed compliance strategies for emerging regulatory programs, such as the European Union’s RoHS and REACH Directives and the upcoming climate change regulatory scheme. His experience includes the representation of:
Named as one of the Top-Ranked Attorneys in Environmental Law,
Chambers USA, 2010 & 2013.
Coauthor, “What the Election Will Bring,” Executive Counsel, Vol. 5, No. 3, May 3, May/June 2008.
Coauthored, RCRA Hazardous Waste Handbook as well as the Superfund Manual, both books published by Government Institutes, Inc., Washington, D.C.
Admitted to practice in the District of Columbia, Massachusetts and the U.S. Supreme Court.
Advisor to the Duke University Law School Environmental Clinic.
Past Trustee, Vienna Presbyterian Church.
© 2013 Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP. All rights reserved.