||Kate Udo practices in the Washington, D.C. office in the Environmental Litigation and Regulatory Actions and the Insurance Coverage practice areas.
Ms. Udo represents government, tribal and private clients on a variety of environmental matters. She has counseled clients on environmental issues concerning property damage, hazardous waste, protection of drinking water and endangered species. Ms. Udo has experience with issues involving CERCLA, RCRA, the Endangered Species Act, common law claims, and other federal, tribal and state environmental laws. Her practice focuses on collaborating with technical experts to strengthen and develop clients’ claims and prepare for trial. Ms. Udo also manages the discovery process including adherence to e-discovery rules and agreements. She is also involved in advocacy and litigation to protect Native American tribal claims including the preservation of sacred sites, development of tribal environmental programs, and prosecution of claims to resolve environmental issues arising on tribal property.
Ms. Udo has significant experience representing both plaintiffs and defendants with claims involving migrating contamination and property damage. She has the experience to assist clients with both regulatory compliance and the pursuit of claims through litigation to recover response costs and damages using CERCLA cost recovery and RCRA imminent and substantial endangerment claims.
Ms. Udo is the Chair of the Environmental Section of the Maryland State Bar Association. She is also a member of the District of Columbia Bar Association and the District of Columbia Vermont Law School Alumni Association where she is active in the mentor program for VLS students interning in Washington, D.C. She is also co-author of Pushing the Envelope on Brownfield Remediation: Strategies and Case Studies that Maximize Limited Resources through Alternative Funding Sources, Environmental Practice, June 2011, contributing author for the Third Edition of the ABA publication: Brownfields: A Comprehensive Guide to Redeveloping Contaminated Property and co-author of several articles addressing Voluntary Cleanup Programs, “Green” building practices, and Brownfield transactions.