Beveridge & Diamond, P.C. has established a permanent presence in the Southwest with a new office in Austin, TX. The office, located in the San Jacinto Center at 98 San Jacinto Boulevard was founded by directors Madeleine Kadas and Laura LaValle. Additionally, former Texas Commission on Environmental Quality Deputy Director Lydia Gonzalez Gromatzky is joining the firm as of counsel.
Ms. Kadas, who serves as managing director of the Austin office, practices both domestic and international law. She represents firm clients on a variety of regulatory and litigation matters under U.S. domestic environmental laws, concentrating in air and waste matters.
Ms. Kadas also is deputy chair of the firm's International Environmental Practice and leads the Latin America Practice now based in Austin. Prior to joining the firm in 1999, she was a staff attorney with the Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission.
Ms. LaValle is a director whose practice has focused primarily on Clean Air Act matters. Her extensive air quality experience includes advising and representing industrial entities on a broad range of permitting, compliance and policy issues. She previously served as an assistant attorney general in the Natural Resource Division of the Office of Attorney General of Texas, and as staff attorney and senior attorney for the Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission.