Amanda K. Beggs

Senior Counsel

Amanda K. Beggs

Senior Counsel

Amanda Beggs has nearly a decade of experience in all areas of environmental law and advises clients in development and redevelopment work, environmental compliance counseling, transactions, and environmental litigation.

Clients turn to Amanda for counsel on air emissions, waste management, water discharge permitting and compliance, best practices regarding emerging contaminants, and advice in contested case proceedings and environmental litigation. Amanda’s practice includes clients across a variety of industry sectors, from traditional energy and infrastructure matters to renewable energy projects, vehicle, equipment, engine, parts, and numerous other manufacturers.

Amanda also advises clients on regulatory issues concerning the Clean Air Act, the Clean Water Act, Superfund, and Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) enforcement. She counsels organizations on matters related to indemnity disputes, cost recovery, and insurance coverage, and advises on the variety of issues involved in the redevelopment, sale, or transfer of contaminated properties.

Amanda is a member of the Environmental and Energy Regulatory Practice Group as well as a member of the firm’s Manufacturing and Energy Sectors, and the Environmental, Social, and Corporate Governance (ESG) Practice.

Representative Experience

  • Amanda’s recent matters include representation of clients in U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) multimedia audits and related enforcement; the defense of numerous complaints by U.S. EPA or state environmental agencies alleging air emissions violations, including violations related to mobile source emissions; and counseling regarding compliance requirements arising under the Clean Air Act, RCRA, the Clean Water Act, and state equivalents.

Awards and Recognition

  • Received, Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch recognition for Environmental Law (2024)

Community Involvement

  • Member of the Board of Directors for Girls on the Run of Southeastern Wisconsin (2017-2023)
  • Member of Foley & Lardner LLP’s Street Law Committee
  • Member of Foley & Lardner LLP’s Wills for Heroes Committee

Presentations and Publications

  • Amanda is a regular speaker on environmental enforcement, air compliance, and ESG matters.
14 November 2023 Article

EPA Seeks Comment on Its Sweeping Proposal to Ban Manufacture and Commercial and Industrial Use of Trichloroethylene (TCE)

On October 31, 2023, the EPA published a proposed rule in the Federal Register pursuant to its authority under the Toxic Substances Control Act that would effectively ban trichloroethylene for all commercial and industrial uses.
22 August 2023 Energy Current

For EV Adoption, How Important Are Proposed EPA Vehicle Emissions Regulations?

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in April of this year announced proposed regulations to tighten restrictions on tailpipe emissions for light and medium-duty vehicles and greenhouse gas emissions from heavy-duty vehicles beginning with the 2027 model year.
17 August 2023 Honors and Awards

Foley Attorneys Recognized in 2024 Best Lawyers in America

Foley & Lardner LLP proudly announced today that 236 of the firm’s attorneys across 20 U.S. offices have received recognition in the 2024 edition of The Best Lawyers in America©.
08 August 2023 Dashboard Insights

As Electrification Initiatives Grow EPA Releases Guidance on Lithium-Ion Battery End-of-Life Considerations

Earlier this summer, citing the rapid increase in electric vehicles powered by lithium-ion batteries, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a non-binding Memorandum on Lithium Battery Recycling Regulatory Status and Frequently Asked Questions.
11 July 2023 Manufacturing Industry Advisor

Top Legal Issues Facing the Manufacturing Sector in 2023

As we embark on the second half of 2023, this second annual Manufacturing White Paper examines the business and legal considerations that continue to impact the industry and offers the perspectives and insights of attorneys with deep experience serving as trusted advisors to manufacturing companies.
13 April 2023 Blogs

EPA Moves to Tighten Passenger and Heavy-Duty Vehicle Emissions Standards; Seeks to Drive Majority of New U.S. Car Sales to EVs by 2030

On April 12, 2023, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Michael Regan proposed aggressive new mobile source regulations limiting tailpipe emissions in two separate proposed rules: one targeting light- and medium-duty vehicles and one targeting heavy-duty highway vehicles.