Julie Domike concentrates her environmental law practice in the areas of enforcement defense and advising clients on regulatory requirements, including emerging Greenhouse Gas regulations. She has extensive experience in the area of permitting under the Clean Air Act, particularly Title V and major and minor New Source Review. Her work with stationary sources includes interaction with EPA and states on rulemaking, providing compliance counseling, and defending sources in federal and state enforcement matters. Her work on mobile source matters involves rulemaking, compliance counseling, engine certification, rule interpretation, and defending companies in federal enforcement matters. She has advised clients on administrative resolutions of alleged violations of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act and Emergency Planning and Community Right to Know Act.
Drawing from nearly 9 years as an attorney with EPA headquarters’ Air Enforcement Division, Ms. Domike offers clients insight into the Agency’s enforcement approach and relationships with the U.S. Department of Justice. This past experience is useful background in providing current advice that involves EPA’s enforcement responses and DOJ’s handling of enforcement cases.
Ms. Domike has experience with rule development as well as challenges before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia. She has represented numerous companies in complex negotiations with the U.S. Department of Justice and EPA in settlements, including a number of refining companies in global settlements affecting multiple refineries. In addition to counseling on alleged violations, she also advises clients on environmental audits of facilities and subsequent correction and disclosure to state and federal environmental agencies.
Ms. Domike has been named by Best Lawyers in America® for Environmental Law each year since 2006. In 2013, Ms. Domike was recognized as a Washington D.C. "Super Lawyer" in the area of Environmental Law and a "Top 50 Women Super Lawyer" by Super Lawyers magazine. She was also listed by Corporate Counsel Top Lawyers in 2009. Ms. Domike was named as one of the Recommended Lawyers in Washington, D.C. in the 2005, 2006 and 2007 editions of Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business for Environmental Law.
Professional & Community Activities
Air Quality subject matter expert for the American Bar Association Section on Energy, Environment, and Resources, for media inquiries.
Air Quality and Administrative Law Committees, Section on Environment and Natural Resources of the American Bar Association, Member (former Vice Chair)
Environmental Law Institute, Member