Hana Vizcarra represents clients in complex environmental litigation matters arising under state and federal statutes and common law claims. Hana also counsels clients on environmental compliance and regulatory matters and environmental aspects of transactions. She has worked with clients in energy (exploration and production, midstream, and refining), power production, technology, transportation, mining, chemical, wastewater treatment, and other industries. Her practice has also included counseling clients on international regulatory developments.
Representing clients in complex civil litigation matters involving the Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, CERCLA, RCRA, and other state and federal laws. Representative matters include:
Defending a Clean Water Act citizen suit in federal court in which the Plaintiff sought to impose new permit limits. Hana briefed pre-trial motions, prepared expert and fact witnesses for trial and prepared to question fact-witness at trial before the case settled mere days before trial.
Defending a Clean Air Act citizen suit also involving state tort claims for which Hana briefed motions regarding fact and expert discovery issues, worked with expert witnesses, managed aspects of the discovery process, prepared for depositions, conducted significant research and other trial preparation activities.
Drafting briefing to support remand to state court and defend a motion to dismiss as well as drafting discovery requests and working with experts in a matter involving project development and state land use and zoning issues.
Representing a Third Party Defendant in a CERCLA matter as part of a Joint Defense Group.
Counseling clients on regulatory and enforcement matters involving the Department of Transportation (FMCSA and PHMSAA), Environmental Protection Agency, Department of Interior (BSEE, BOEM, BLM), and other state and federal agencies.
Prior to her legal career, Hana spent seven years working in political campaign communications and research. Hana maintains a robust pro bono practice primarily focused on representing clients in immigration law matters, including representing them in immigration court.
Hana is on the Board of the Women’s Council on Energy and the Environment (WCEE) and serves as the Chair of WCEE’s Lunch & Learn Section that organizes 2-4 presentations a month on a wide range of environmental and energy topics. She is also active in the Hispanic National Bar Association (HNBA) and Hispanic Bar Association of the District of Columbia (HBA-DC). She has organized panel presentations at HNBA’s Corporate Counsel and Annual Conferences and presented as a moderator or panelist.
Articles in the National Law Review database by Hana V. Vizcarra