Dacie advises clients on domestic and international circular economy and extended producer responsibility initiatives.
She specializes in end-of-life management of plastics, packaging, electronics, pharmaceuticals, and other products in the U.S. and globally.
Dacie regularly advises on requirements governing transboundary shipments of products for reuse, repair, and recycling. She also supports the development of product stewardship programs across the country in compliance with extended producer responsibility legislation.
In addition, Dacie counsels clients across industries on compliance and enforcement issues under the following legal regimes: Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA); various regulatory schemes affecting emerging contaminants; federal and state energy efficiency standards; the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA) and related state programs; and, state medical and infectious waste programs.
Dacie maintains an active pro bono practice focused on immigration matters. She was named to the Pro Bono Honor Roll by the Capital Area Immigrants’ Rights (CAIR) Coalition in 2017, and she was recognized by the District of Columbia Courts with High Honors on the Capital Pro Bono Honor Roll in 2017 and 2018.
Prior to joining the firm, Dacie clerked at EPA’s Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance. While in law school at Duke University, she served as a research assistant to the Director of the Climate & Energy Program at the Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions, Symposium Editor of Duke Environmental Law and Policy Forum, and President of the Environmental Law Society.
Articles in the National Law Review database by Dacia M. Thompson