In this capacity, Mr. Morton is responsible for coordinating environmental due diligence, managing environmental consultants, counseling clients regarding environmental liability and risk allocation issues, drafting and negotiating environmental contract language, obtaining environmental insurance, coordinating permit transfers and pursuing post-closing resolution of compliance and liability issues. In addition, Mr. Morton counsels on the business implications of pending legislative and regulatory developments and regulatory matters, including permitting requirements. Mr. Morton also has experience with the preparation of environmental impact statements under NEPA and analogous state statutes and securities disclosure issues and provides support to litigation teams involved with government enforcement of environmental matters.
Mr. Morton served on the staff of a global energy company’s Ombudsman Employee Concerns Program, dedicated to investigating and resolving safety and environmental concerns. Mr. Morton has published numerous articles on the legal ramifications of climate change as well as other environmental issues.
Mr. Morton is recognized as a leading lawyer for Environment: Mainly Transactional in District of Columbia by Chambers USA where clients note he is “very business-friendly.” He is also recognized as a "Rising Star" for Environment: Transactional by Legal 500 US.