Henry “Speaker” Pollard can help clients sort through the vast range of environmental and regulatory issues, including those related to water quality, wastewater, sewage, stormwater management, wetlands, water rights, solid and hazardous waste, Superfund, petroleum and chemical storage, air pollution, cultural resources, and species protection at federal, state and local levels.
Speaker has assisted his clients with a broad range of representations, including enforcement defense (administrative, civil, criminal), permitting, real estate and corporate transactions, due diligence investigations, financing risk management, litigated matters, and regulatory and legislative affairs.
In particular, Speaker has responded to the mounting concerns associated with greater frequency and severity of flooding in coastal communities and has increased his focus on coastal flooding and resiliency planning issues. His clients have ranged from financial institutions to power plants, from the government to the private sector, as well as trade groups and individuals.
He also has experience working for the Virginia Department of Waste Management / Environmental Quality as an enforcement specialist, where he led and coordinated statewide hazardous waste enforcement actions, developed administrative cases and conducted administrative enforcement proceedings, prepared enforcement policy and assisted with civil litigation and criminal enforcement and prosecution of environmental cases.
Speaker earned an M.B.A. and J.D. from the University of Richmond. He also participated in a summer studies program in marine policy at the Duke University Marine Lab. In addition, he has a B.S. in chemistry from Hampden-Sydney College.
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