Anne Carpenter concentrates her practice on environmental and white collar law, with an emphasis on civil and criminal environmental enforcement.
Anne regularly advises and represents clients with respect to matters before the Environmental Protection Agency's Office of Suspension and Debarment. She has significant experience in criminal enforcements against oil and gas clients under the Clean Air Act (CAA) and Clean Water Act (CWA), and in civil enforcements against homebuilder clients under the CWA's National Pollution Discharge Elimination System permit program and state-delegated equivalents. Her recent experience includes executing an internal investigation for a client in response to what may be one of the first OSHA Act criminal enforcement actions following the announcement of the federal Worker Endangerment Initiative.
Anne co-authors Bloomberg BNA's Daily Environment Report's annual survey, "The State of Environmental Crime Enforcement: A Survey of Developments," for which she was honored with the prestigious Burton Award for Distinguished Legal Writing in 2012. She co-authored "Clean Air Act Criminal Enforcement" in the fourth edition of the American Bar Association's Clean Air Act Handbook, and has presented in webinars for both Bloomberg BNA and the ABA's Section of Environment and Energy regarding trends in environmental criminal enforcement.
Prior to entering the field of law, Anne worked as an environmental educator for the New York City Soil and Water Conservation District, where she directed programs for high school and elementary school students in Harlem and across New York City's five boroughs.
Shown below is a selection of Anne’s engagements.