Chevalier, Allen & Lichman, LLP
University of Michigan
Skilled in explaining litigation risks and strategy to business professionals. Practiced in assessing a company's exposure to litigation risks and analyzing litigation to resolve issues.Aviation. As an Assistant Regional Counsel with the FAA in Chicago I was involved with many aspects of the requirements of the Federal Aviation Regulations (FARs) and FAA enforcement actions. I interacted with air carriers concerning various aspects of the Anti-Head Tax Act, the Airline Deregulation Act and Passenger Facility Charges. I also advised my governmental clients in environmental law matters arising under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the Clean Air Act, Airport Noise and Capacity Act (ANCA), Aviation Safety and Noise Abatement Act, Historic Preservation Act, Endangered Species Act and Section 4(f) of the Department of Transportation Act. I have participated in the preparation, analysis and review of environmental documents.Environmental. I have experience in both regulatory and litigation aspects of environmental law. I have negotiated Title V permits for steel companies, reviewed environmental provisions of transactions, negotiated NPDES permits, and resolved air excursion issues with state regulatory agencies. I have designed decision tree analysis for the resolution of environmental issues. In addition, I have been successful in litigating all manner of environmental claims in the courts and in administrative tribunals.Litigation. I have successfully prosecuted and defended many types of complex litigation. My success in the courtroom comes from my ability to negotiate and mediate practical settlements. Analyzing the case and sizing up the opponents is crucial to successful litigation. This allows me to know when to compromise and when to push the case to trial. In doing so, I draw on my experience as a litigator, as well as my MA in Political Science to devise settlement and negotiation scenarios as well as litigation plans.