William D. Hayes Joins Frost Brown Todd’s Environmental Law Group

September 12, 2011

September 12, 2011 (Cincinnati, OH) – Frost Brown Todd LLC is pleased to announce William D. (Bill) Hayes has joined the Environmental Law practice group as a partner in the Cincinnati office. Bill’s practice is focused primarily on air quality issues. He has provided his expertise to manufacturing clients regarding plant expansions and equipment and processing changes, has provided enforcement defense in matters brought by local, state and federal environmental agencies, and advises clients on TSCA compliance matters including nanotechnology and other regulatory developments.

Bill was formerly a Partner at Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease, LLP.  He is listed in Chambers USA® as a Leading Lawyer in Natural Resources and Environment, listed in The Best Lawyers in America®, Ohio Super Lawyers® and Cincinnati Magazine’s Leading Lawyers®.   Mr. Hayes was a managing attorney for air and water issues at the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency, and sits on the Ohio EPA Permit Advisory Group (PAG) and Technical Subcommittee.  He also serves on the Ohio Clean Air Act Small Business Compliance Advisory Panel appointed by Governors Strickland and Taft.

“We’re very excited that Bill has joined the Environmental Practice Group at FBT. Bill has tremendous experience as an environmental attorney, particularly his focus on Clean Air Act regulatory and enforcement matters. Bill is well known among the environmental legal and regulatory agency communities. Adding Bill to FBT’s Environmental Practice Group further strengthens the services we provide our clients,” says Kevin N. McMurray, Environmental Practice Group Leader of Frost Brown Todd LLC.

Mr. Hayes speaks frequently in Ohio and nationally on air quality issues that target prevention of significant deterioration, Title V operating permits, maximum achievable control technology and Clean Air Act enforcement. He is also a contributing author for publications such as Metal Finishing Magazine and the Business Courier. Mr. Hayes received his law degree from Capital University School of Law, his undergraduate degree at Denison University, and is currently an LLM candidate in environmental law with a concentration in climate change at Vermont Law School.

Frost Brown Todd’s Environmental Practice Group (EPG) has outstanding depth and breadth, which enables it to provide a broad range of services to a broad range of clients. The EPG places significant emphasis on getting to know their clients and understanding the issues and concerns facing those clients and the industries in which they operate. The group serves as litigation counsel, defends civil and criminal enforcement actions, counsels clients on regulatory matters, conducts audits and internal investigations and provides environmental representation on real estate and corporate transactions. The environmental group’s clients at Frost Brown Todd range from manufacturers to commercial entities to municipalities. The group is known for its knowledge of their clients’ business operations such as electric utilities; iron and steel; food, beverage and other consumer products; chemical, and pulp and paper manufacturing to name a few.