Donald Ristow is an associate in Covington’s Environmental Practice Group. His work focuses on helping companies navigate the application of U.S. environmental requirements in commercial, compliance, enforcement, and litigation matters. Mr. Ristow has advised businesses and investors within all of the traditional areas of environmental law, including on site cleanups and liability, hazardous waste management, emissions regulation, natural resource and species protection, and environmental impact assessments.
An expanding component of his practice focuses on the regulation of greenhouse gas emissions and air quality within the energy, electricity, and technology sectors. Mr. Ristow advises multinational companies on greenhouse gas reporting and disclosure requirements applicable within the United States. Since 2015, he also been involved in appellate-level litigation before the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals, representing a coalition of power companies seeking to advance and defend climate change regulations in several high-profile cases.