Cheri A. Budzynski

Partner, Diversity and Inclusion Committee Co-Chair

A management-side attorney for more than 10 years, Cheri counsels clients on day-to-day environmental compliance and other administrative issues at their facilities. Clients draw on the fact she frequently works with Ohio EPA, U.S. EPA, and the Ohio River Valley Water Sanitation Commission regarding environmental regulations, thus, allowing her to effectively and efficiently, advise clients on regulations on both the state and federal level and seek changes to regulations that impact their business by providing input to the regulatory agencies and, if necessary, appealing the regulations.

Cheri serves as national discovery counsel for asbestos litigation, concentrating on all aspects of discovery. Her significant experience includes managing a large document repository, developing discovery responses, assisting with corporate product witness deposition preparation, and helping counsel around the country with defense strategy.

Colleagues and clients alike also look to Cheri for her ability to successfully handle sophisticated permit issues, including permits under the Title V and New Source Review Provisions of the Clean Air Act, the NPDES program under the Clean Water Act, and construction and operation permits.

Outside her environmental practice, Cheri also advises clients on contractual agreements related to equine law.

Furthermore, Cheri enjoys spending time cooking and riding horses.

  • Advises the Ohio Utility Group, a trade organization, on regulatory updates from Ohio EPA and U.S. EPA
  • Represented a large Coke company in litigation of its Permit to Install air permit
  • Represented a large Utility in litigation of its National Pollution Discharge Elimination System Permit
  • Oversaw a new owner audit of environmental compliance for a major pharmaceutical plant
  • Represented Ohio Utilities in Petitions for Review of federal regulations in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia and Sixth Circuit