Annie M. Cook’s practice focuses on administrative, environmental, and oil and gas transportation laws. Annie counsels clients on regulatory issues, compliance strategy, construction and siting, and permitting and enforcement defense relating to the Pipeline Safety Act, the Natural Gas Act, the Clean Water Act, TSCA, NEPA, RCRA and CERCLA and related state laws.
She regularly advises clients with respect to environmental and pipeline transportation laws, spill and release reporting, and enforcement defense. She assists with large-scale confidential investigations and compliance audits to identify legal risks and prepare defenses. Annie’s clients include oil and natural gas pipelines, chemical companies and other major manufacturers.
Representative Matters :
- Advise clients on compliance issues arising under complex transportation and environmental laws.
- Assist in defending companies in criminal investigations by the Department of Justice and Office of the Inspector General and in resolving proposed suspension and debarment actions.
- Assist in preparing spill response plans and defending companies in enforcement actions arising from chemical spills and releases.
- Participate in multi-state compliance audits focused on pipeline safety, water, waste and chemical regulatory programs.
- Pro bono work includes representing clients in veterans benefits cases, custody cases, collection disputes, and records restriction cases.
Professional and Community Involvement :
- Member, Energy Bar Association
- Member, State Bar of Georgia, Environmental Law and Real Property Sections
- Member, Atlanta Bar Association
- Emory University School of Law, J.D., with honors, 2008, Managing Editor, Emory Law Journal
- Kenyon College, B.A., magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, 2003
COURT ADMISSIONS :
- Supreme Court of Georgia
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
- Georgia Court of Appeals
- U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia
BAR ADMISSIONS :Georgia
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