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Jennifer A. Giblin

Senior Counsel

Jennifer Giblin is a senior counsel in Crowell & Moring's Washington, D.C. office and is a member of the firm's Environment & Natural Resources Group. Her practice focuses on compliance counseling under federal and state environmental laws and management of environmental risks in business and real estate transactions. Jennifer also advises clients regarding the transportation of hazardous materials and dangerous goods under U.S. and international regulations and standards.

Jennifer's environmental compliance counseling practice includes solid, hazardous, and radioactive waste identification, management, and disposal issues under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA); spill reporting and site remediation obligations under federal and state laws, including RCRA, the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA)(also known as Superfund), and state voluntary cleanup and Brownfields programs; and, permitting issues under the Clean Water Act and the Clean Air Act. Jennifer also helps clients develop and implement corporate compliance programs, including environmental auditing, record retention, and training components, and defends clients against administrative investigations and enforcement actions. 

Jennifer regularly advises corporate, manufacturing, energy, and real estate clients regarding environmental aspects of transactions. This work includes environmental due diligence, assessment and allocation of environmental liabilities, and identification of and assistance with obtaining federal, state, and local regulatory approvals necessary for consummation of transactions, including environmental permit transfers.   

Jennifer also counsels clients regarding the transportation of products, materials, and wastes under the U.S. Department of Transportation Hazardous Material Regulations, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) Dangerous Goods Regulations, and the International Maritime Dangerous Goods (IMDG) Code. She assists clients in responding to Letters of Investigation and civil penalty assessments from the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

Representative Matters:

  • Serving as outside environmental counsel to two major manufacturing companies for more than 20 years in a wide array of counseling and enforcement matters.
  • Representing a national trade association on a range of issues affecting natural gas demand.
  • Representing a Fortune 200 company identified as the owner of a Superfund site, including negotiating an administrative consent order with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Missouri Department of Natural Resources and counseling client regarding compliance with the order throughout the site investigation and remediation process.
  • Represented potentially responsible parties at dozens of Superfund sites.
  • Assisted utility in an administrative challenge to its application for a license from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission for a new nuclear plant, successfully defending the adequacy of the Environmental Impact Statement.
  • Represented a manufacturing company in a state administrative action for violations of a facility air permit and negotiated a substantial penalty reduction.
  • Obtained a determination from the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection that soil generated during site remediation did not contain listed hazardous waste, saving client thousands of dollars in disposal costs.
  • Assisted manufacturing client with response to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality regarding violations identified during a solid and hazardous waste inspection, resulting in no penalties being assessed.
  • Counseled clients regarding cleanup of contaminated sites under the Pennsylvania Land Recycling and Environmental Remediation Standards Act, referred to as Act 2, and negotiated the successful sale of these sites using Act 2 Buyer-Seller Agreements.
  • Provided environmental transactional support to energy company in multiple bids for acquisitions of bulk fuel distribution terminals and to utilities for acquisitions of nuclear power plants.
  • Assisted client with response to FAA Letter of Investigation concerning an undeclared hazardous material shipment by air, including investigating the client's compliance with the hazardous material regulations and implementing corrective actions, resulting in FAA closure of the matter with no penalty.
  • Created training materials for client regarding shipment of products containing lithium batteries under the DOT Hazardous Material Regulations and the IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations.


  • Yale University, B.A. American Studies (1988) cum laude, distinction in the major
  • University of Pennsylvania Law School, J.D. (1991)


Admitted to practice: District of Columbia, Massachusetts (inactive)

American Bar Association; Environmental Law Institute

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"White House Touts EV Action Plan; Calls on Industry and Other Stakeholders to Provide Information to Support Buildout of Charging Infrastructure," Government Contracts Bullet Points (December 20, 2021). Contacts: Byron R. Brown, Rebecca Baden Chaney, Lorraine M. Campos, Jennifer A. Giblin
Client Alert / Newsletter
"EPA to Initiate Regulation of PFAS Under RCRA," Environment & Natural Resources Law Alert (November 9, 2021). Contacts: Jennifer A. Giblin, Henry W. Leung
Client Alert / Newsletter
"EPA’s Shift In Chemical and Hazardous Materials Regulation and What Retailers Can Expect," Crowell & Moring’s Retail & Consumer Products Law Observer (October 27, 2021). Authors: Jennifer A. Giblin, Eryn Howington amd Warren Lehrenbaum.
"Are You Ready for the U.S. DOT’s January 1, 2022 Deadline for Lithium Battery Test Summaries?," Environment & Natural Resources Law Alert (October 26, 2021). Contact: Jennifer A. Giblin
Client Alert / Newsletter
"Chemicals & Hazmat Transportation," Retail Industry Leaders Association Consumer Products Committee Virtual Meeting (October 5 - 6, 2021). Speakers: Jennifer A. Giblin and Warren Lehrenbaum
"Everything Electric Vehicles: The Electric Vehicle and the Environment," Crowell & Moring Webinar (May 20, 2021). Presenters: Amanda Berman, Jennifer Giblin, Thomas Lorenzen.
"Impending Phase-Out of DOT Hazard Class ORM-D," Crowell & Moring’s Retail & Consumer Products Law Observer (November 18, 2020). Author: Jennifer A. Giblin.
"Lithium Batteries: Mitigating Risks and Executing Recalls When Needed," Crowell & Moring’s Retail & Consumer Products Law Observer (October 16, 2020). Authors: Matthew Cohen, Cheryl A. Falvey and Jennifer A. Giblin.
"CERCLA Litigation Watch: First Subsurface Intrusion NPL Site Listing Challenge Fails in the D.C. Circuit," Environment & Natural Resources Law Alert (August 14, 2020). Contacts: Richard McNeil, Jennifer A. Giblin, Elizabeth B. Dawson
Client Alert / Newsletter
"No, the Supreme Court’s Decision in Atlantic Richfield Co. v. Christian Will Probably Not Open Pandora’s Box, But…," Environment & Natural Resources Law Alert (May 6, 2020). Contacts: Elliott P. Laws, Kirsten L. Nathanson, Jennifer A. Giblin, Peter Gray
Client Alert / Newsletter

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