Ms. Weisman has an extensive environmental practice, which currently revolves around climate change issues, the purchase and sale of carbon credits, and the assistance of clients involved in regulatory enforcement matters, NEPA litigation and alternative and renewable energy business deals. She began her career in the Honors Program at the United States Department of Justice, did a short stint with the National Wildlife Federation and has been in private practice since then. In addition to the work noted above, she advises clients on environmental issues that arise in commercial transactions. She has represented a variety of parties in commercial negotiations worldwide and frequently has been involved in issues pertaining to carbon credits, green building, permitting and the remediation of contamination associated with such transactions. She also focuses on exposure issues related to the presence of heavy metals, asbestos and mold.
In addition, Ms. Weisman has experience regarding regulatory approvals and the importation of products into the United States from international sources. For example, she obtained an import license from the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau to bring in wines and other alcoholic beverages from overseas. She has imported wine from Bulgaria, and dealt with issues such as customs, safety, labeling, and potential trademark infringement. She also has worked with vintners in France and Israel. She has counseled companies regarding the import of nutritional supplements and regulatory requirements associated with them, and has advised prospective importers of new medical and water treatment technologies regarding potential FDA and EPA compliance issues. Ms. Weisman also has represented importers of children’s jewelry and other products from China and has assisted a manufacturer of cosmetics with regulatory issues.
She is a founding member of a nonprofit that builds rainwater collection systems in schools in underserved communities in the Middle East. As part of that commitment, she makes regular trips to the region and works with key peace and environmental groups located there. In conjunction with Professor Robert Percival, she has helped lead two student trips to the Middle East to study transboundary water issues and is preparing for a third trip this winter.