Eckert Seamans Expands Environmental Capabilities in Harrisburg with the Addition of Michelle Skjoldal
April 26, 2021
Eckert Seamans is pleased to welcome Member (partner) Michelle Skjoldal to the firm’s Harrisburg, Pennsylvania office. She represents clients facing environmental and energy-related enforcement, compliance, and litigation matters, and counsels on regulatory issues and due diligence in transactions.
Skjoldal has extensive experience advising clients on managing compliance risks, providing counseling regarding a variety of environmental permits, and negotiating with local, state, and federal agencies in enforcement matters. Skjoldal handles matters across all environmental programs, including water, waste, air, and land. She has represented large corporate clients facing significant compliance issues and enforcement actions; counseled developers and municipalities in litigation involving water permits and sewage facility planning; advised companies in environmental due diligence matters in real estate and corporate transactions involving multiple sites; and represented clients in self-implementing cleanups. At the state level, she often represents clients in matters before the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission, and other state agencies. At the federal level, Skjoldal represents clients in matters before the United States Environmental Protection Agency, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, and other regulatory agencies.
“Michelle is a strategic addition to a practice that has demonstrated strong growth for us in the past few years,” said Mark A. Fontana, Member-in-Charge of Eckert Seamans’ Harrisburg office. “She brings great experience to Eckert Seamans in a broad range of environmental matters and immediately and significantly deepens our environmental regulatory bench,” he added.
“I am excited to join Eckert Seamans and its growing Environmental team, which offers an attractive platform to continue the expansion of my practice,” Skjoldal said.
Skjoldal, who joins from Troutman Pepper, earned her J.D. from the Pennsylvania State University, Dickinson School of Law (2005) and undergraduate degree with honors from the University of Delaware (2002). She is admitted to practice in Pennsylvania, Delaware, and New Jersey.