Cozen O’Connor: Hummel, Amorie

Amorie Hummel

Associate

Philadelphia

(215) 665-4643

(215) 665-2013

Recent Publication:

EPA Issues New CERCLA Guidance on Liability Protections for Current/Potential Impacted Site Owners [Alert]

If you’re back to work navigating the complexities of cleaning up a brownfields site, you’re in luck. The EPA issued an update to “Enforcement Discretion Guidance” for enforcement personnel as it relates to liability protections under the 2002 Brownfields Amendments to the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980 (CERCLA).

Amorie’s practice focuses on the representation of clients in environmental and energy matters. She represents public and private clients in environmental litigation, environmental regulatory counseling, and environmental transactional work. Her work on behalf of clients has involved assisting with regulatory matters before the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities, New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, and Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, in addition to appellate litigation matters before the New Jersey Superior Court Appellate Division and the Superior Court of Pennsylvania on behalf of utilities and developers.

Amorie applies experience gained while holding various positions at PPL Electric Utilities, an investor-owned utility serving several regions throughout Eastern Pennsylvania, to help clients navigate environmental and utility issues. While at PPL, Amorie served as a business analyst within its project management department and was a key team member responsible for overseeing supplier contracts for transmission, distribution, and metering projects. After two years, she transitioned into the Office of General Counsel for PPL Corporation, the utility’s parent holding company, where she served as a law clerk. She performed legal research on a wide range of transactional and litigation matters affecting the power generation and utilities industry, including corporate issues, construction disputes, real estate siting issues, and transactions involving the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission and Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.

Amorie is an active member of Cozen O’Connor’s Women’s Initiative and a member of the Young Professionals Council of the Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia. She is also a member of the Energy Association of Pennsylvania.

Amorie received her J.D., cum laude, from Temple University Beasley School of Law and Bachelor of Arts, summa cum laude, in English literature from Cedar Crest College. 

During law school, Amorie served as a research assistant for Professors Samuel Hodge and Kevin Fandl at Temple University Fox School of Business and Professors Amy Sinden and Marcia Mulkey, environmental law faculty at Temple Law.

Amorie took part in the yearlong Federal Judicial Clinical Honors Program with the Honorable Petrese B. Tucker of the U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania her final year of law school. Following graduation, Amorie served as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Malachy E. Mannion of the U.S. District Court, Middle District of Pennsylvania. 

 

Experience

Publications

EPA Issues New CERCLA Guidance on Liability Protections for Current/Potential Impacted Site Owners [Alert]

September 09, 2019

If you’re back to work navigating the complexities of cleaning up a brownfields site, you’re in luck. The EPA issued an update to “Enforcement Discretion Guidance” for enforcement personnel as it relates to liability protections under the 2002 Brownfields Amendments to the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980 (CERCLA).

D.C. Circuit Upholds Strict One-Year Deadline for State Waivers of Water Quality Certifications [Alert]

January 30, 2019

Amorie Hummel discusses the decision in Hoopa Valley Tribe v. FERC and why those with Section 401 permits lingering should consider whether the agency’s review has been waived or whether a discussion with the state agency regarding the one-year timeline may be beneficial for the project.

Education

  • Temple University—James E. Beasley School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 2016
  • Cedar Crest College, B.A., summa cum laude, 2008
  • New Jersey
  • Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court -- Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court -- New Jersey

Honorable Malachy E. Mannion, U.S. District Court -- Middle District of Pennsylvania