Dan Steinway advises major corporate entities and trade organizations on all facets of civil and criminal environmental law. He provides representation in all aspects of environmental and health and safety (EH&S) litigation arising under federal and state statutes and common law causes of action. As part of his EH&S litigation practice, Mr. Steinway has managed the defense of multiparty litigations involving environmental and industrial hygiene issues and represented corporate defendants in a wide range of civil and criminal environmental and health and safety enforcement actions brought by both federal and state governmental agencies.
Alongside his EH&S litigation work, Mr. Steinway is actively involved in providing legislative/regulatory counseling to corporate clients, trade associations, business and professional organizations and various governmental entities on EH&S matters arising under international, federal, state and local laws and regulations. These matters include a broad range of federal and international legislative/statutory issues and directives relating to general environmental and occupational safety and hygiene, including but not limited to water pollution, solid and hazardous wastes, toxic substances and chemical use, management and handling, pesticides, renewable energy, biotechnology, endangered species, occupational standards and general EH&S management.
Mr. Steinway has been particularly active lately in a number of key federal energy/environmental legislative issues pending before the U.S. Congress, including issues relating to key aspects of climate change legislative proposals as well as substantial energy policy matters.
Finally, Mr. Steinway advises business entities on a broad range of EH&S matters arising in corporate transactions. His practice covers all aspects of the federal, state and local laws that may affect various types of corporate transactions including mergers, acquisitions and divestitures and the purchase and sale of real estate and industrial/commercial plant sites.
Mr. Steinway joined Baker Botts after serving as the chairman of the environmental practice group at Kelley Drye & Warren LLP for over ten years. He lectures at numerous conventions and seminars across the country and has authored many articles and chapters of legal treatises on EH&S matters. He is the monthly editor of the “Outside Perspective” environmental column for Corporate Counsel magazine and a contributing Washington editor for Pollution Engineering.