Alan McConnell provides environmental representation, counseling and litigation services on a wide range of legislative, administrative and regulatory matters in the field of environmental law, with a particular emphasis on the Clean Air Act. Other areas of his practice include solid and hazardous waste regulation (including CERCLA, RCRA and state solid and hazardous waste programs), the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), the Clean Water Act (including the regulation of wetlands and water resource allocation issues), the California Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act (Proposition 65), occupational safety and health issues, land use issues, and environmental liabilities attendant to corporate transactions.
Mr. McConnell has extensive experience with state and federal environmental and administrative laws, with special emphasis on the regulation of air pollution. He has assisted industrial clients with stationary source air quality permitting (both Title V and state permits) and enforcement matters throughout the nation. Mr. McConnell has also represented numerous clients before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit in the appeal of final U.S. Environmental Protection Agency rules promulgated under Titles I (stationary sources) and II (mobile sources) of the Clean Air Act.
Mr. McConnell is listed in the 2016 and the seven years immediately preceding editions of Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business for Environmental Law and he is listed as #1 in the 2016 edition. Mr. McConnell was recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® for Environmental Law in 2017 and the nine years immediately preceding. He was also recognized as a 2017 "Raleigh Lawyer of the Year" in the area of Environmental Law by The Best Lawyers in America®. Mr. McConnell was named to Business North Carolina's "Legal Elite" list in 2009 and 2010 as one of North Carolina's top environmental attorneys and was recognized as a North Carolina "Super Lawyer" in 2010, and again in 2017 and the five years immediately preceding, for Environmental Law by Super Lawyers magazine. He was named by International Who's Who of Business Lawyers for Environmental Law in 2011.
Professional & Community Activities
American Bar Association, Natural Resources Law Section, Member
Carolinas Air Pollution Control Association, Member
Habitat for Humanity, 2013 CEO Construction Crew, Member
North Carolina Bar Association, Administrative Law Section and Environmental and Natural Resources Law Section, Member
North Carolina Citizens for Business and Industry, Environmental Concerns Committee, Member, Air Quality Subcommittee, Co-Chair
North Carolina General Assembly, North Carolina Air Toxics Working Group, Member