Emily S. Tabak

Holland & Hart LLP

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Main Street 222
Salt Lake City 84101 UT US

Emily Tabak advises clients on various environmental compliance, permitting, and litigation matters at state and federal levels. Emily has extensive experience helping clients navigate permitting and regulatory requirements involving air quality (CAA), water quality (CWA), and solid and hazardous waste (RCRA). She advises clients on environmental matters associated with Superfund sites, including internal and external information requests and investigations.

After graduating from law school, Emily served as a judicial clerk to the Honorable Robert Kirsch on The Superior Court of New Jersey. Prior to joining Holland & Hart, Emily was an associate at K&L Gates LLP in Newark, New Jersey, where she advised clients on a range of environmental compliance issues.

She also practiced at Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP in New York, New York, where she assisted in the defense of individuals and corporations in a variety of regulatory inquiries and investigations, including as a member of a trial team for a high-profile insider trading case.


  • Hazardous Waste
    • Compliance with waste disposal and recycling regulations under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act and state regimes
    • Implementation of hazardous waste disposal, recycling, and emergency incident policies in multiple states, including preparation of company policies, inspection talking points, and employee training materials
  • Superfund
    • Counsel clients with ongoing site remediation plans and issues arising out of agreements with state and federal regulators, site owners, and adjacent land owners
    • Respond to internal and external information requests on behalf of clients
  • Clean Air Act and Clean Water Act
    • Represent clients on proposed permit modifications in preparation for pre-application meetings with state agencies
    • Advise clients regarding legal exposure to natural resource damages, regulatory requirements, and potential penalties related to discharges
    • Conduct internal investigations and provide defense support in litigation involving citizen groups and state agencies regarding air and water issues


  • New York University School of Law, J.D., 2011 Journal of Legislation and Public Policy, Executive Board Senior Notes Editor
  • The Ohio State University, B.A., 2007 summa cum laude

Bar Admissions:

  • Utah
  • New Jersey
  • New York

Court Admissions:

  • U.S. District Court for the District of Utah
  • U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York

Professional and Civic Affiliations:

  • Utah State Bar, Environmental Law Section and Government/Administrative Law Section
  • Women Lawyers of Utah
  • Salt Lake County Bar
  • New Jersey State Bar Association, Environmental Law Section


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