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.
10 May 2024 Legal News: Environmental

AIM Act Update: Certified Audit for Recipients of Specific Allocations Due May 31, 2024

To avoid being caught unaware, companies subject to regulation under the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) hydroflouorocarbon (HFC) reduction rules promulgated under The American Innovation and Manufacturing (AIM) Act must file a third-party audit of the company’s quarterly and annual HFC inventory reports previously submitted to the EPA by May 31, 2024.
24 April 2024 Energy Current

U.S. EPA Finalizes Designation of Two PFAS Chemicals as Hazardous Substances Under CERCLA

On April 19, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency released its long-awaited final rule designating perfluorooctanoic acid and perfluorooctanesulfonic acid, including their salts and structural isomers, as “hazardous substances” under Section 102(a) of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act.
23 April 2024 Energy Current

The Rubber Meets the Road on State and Federal Vehicle Emissions Strategies

March and April have been busy months for vehicle emission regulation in the U.S. On March 20 and March 29 respectively, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency issued a set of final emission rules setting stringent emission standards for all vehicle classes.
26 March 2024 Manufacturing Industry Advisor

Promoting Human Rights and Environmental Sustainability: Integrating Ethics into the Supply Chain

Companies of all sizes are increasingly scrutinized on adherence with Environmental, Social, and Governance metrics.
27 February 2024 Legal News: Environmental

EPA Seeks to Regulate Nine PFAS as Hazardous Constituents

On February 8, 2024, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency published two proposed rules in the Federal Register that, if adopted, would list nine per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances as “hazardous constituents” under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act and expand the agency’s ability to address these PFAS in RCRA corrective actions.
20 February 2024 Article

U.S. EPA Finalizes Stringent Annual Particulate Matter Standard

On February 7, 2024, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency issued a final rule to lower the primary National Ambient Air Quality Standard for fine/inhalable particulate matter