Carol handles all aspects of client counseling on business transactions and permit matters, as well as civil litigation, mediation, and criminal defense. Carol has represented chemical and energy companies; developers; timber, utilities, transportation interests, and a variety of municipal and governmental entities in proceedings under state and federal environmental and natural resources laws.
Carol has negotiated and resolved matters arising under RCRA, CERCLA, CWA, CAA, TSCA, and EPCRA, including judicial and administrative actions and permits and other authorizations for new projects; federal and state civil and criminal enforcement actions; environmental claims; projects and cases involving remediation; and cases involving NEPA, wetlands, cultural resources, and endangered species.
Carol left the partnership twice in the 1980s to serve in government. From 1981 to 1983, she served as Assistant Attorney General in charge of the Environment and Natural Resources Division of the Department of Justice, where she supervised the government's litigation in federal environmental, natural resources, and Indian and public lands cases. In 1984-1985, Carol served as the Deputy Attorney General of the United States, the second- ranking official in the Department of Justice. Her responsibilities included working with members of Congress, the White House, the cabinet, and subcabinet officers on policy, legislation, and litigation.
Education and Professional Background
- University of Houston Law Center, J.D., 1971
- University of Texas, B.S. Ed., 1968
- Admitted to practice: Texas, 1971; United States Supreme Court; U.S. Claims Court; federal district courts in Texas and Arkansas; most federal circuit courts of appeal