Kevin Vickers

Special Counsel

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San Francisco

P: +1.415.291.6107 F: +1.415.291.6307
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Environmental

  • Briefing in Texas courts of appeals and the Texas Supreme Court on precedent-setting cases concerning administrative law and environmental permitting procedures
  • Counseling and contract drafting for water supply strategies, including groundwater purchases, surface water rights and reclaimed water purchases from governmental entities
  • Legislative drafting and strategy development on water supply arrangements between governmental entities and industrial water users
  • Representation of power company in complex, multi-party litigation under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA)
  • Advising on CERCLA claims based on owner and operator liability of federal governmental entities
  • Advising on applicability and potential liability under the Oil Pollution Act of 1990
  • Counseling transportation infrastructure development company regarding National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) issues
  • NEPA third-party service provider contract drafting
  • Counseling regarding response to Clean Air Act Section 114 requests for information issued by U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
  • Counseling regarding state and federal radioactive materials laws
  • Counseling and contract drafting concerning implementation of permittee-responsible mitigation project required by U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Section 404 permit
  • Counseling metals recycling company on compliance with Clean Air Act (CAA) Title V permit and applicability of National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP)
  • Advocacy for electric utility seeking EPA concurrence that certain materials used as fuel in industrial boilers were subject to CAA Section 112 requirements in connection with the Title V permitting program
  • Representation concerning rulemaking petitions before the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality
  • Defense against environmental tort class action claims

Other

  • Counseling on legislative strategy, including development of bills, amendments and legislative history
  • Counseling regarding state school finance and charter school funding for innovative financial services company
  • Advising on federal, state and local lobbyist registration requirements
  • Briefing to the state Office of the Attorney General regarding confidentiality of commercial information sought under the Texas Public Information Act
  • Advising governmental entity on permissible uses of public funds, including applicability of provisions of Texas Election Code and determinations of the Texas Ethics Commission
  • Representation of claimant against the United States government for liability under the Federal Torts Claim Act
  • Briefing in precedent-setting litigation regarding the scope and standards of procedural statutes designed to protect First Amendment rights