Danielle Jouenne is a member of Buchanan’s Energy Section, which was recently ranked as a Tier 1 practice by U.S. News – Best Lawyers® 2011-12 "Best Law Firms" list.
Danielle assists clients on a wide variety of matters, from Spill Act and CERCLA litigation to environmental regulatory compliance relating to the energy industry.
With educational and professional experience in environmental science, food science and horticulture, Danielle is particularly adept at handling cases involving complex scientific issues. As an environmental project scientist, Danielle participated in a long-term biological and storm-water sampling and collection project to monitor the migration of polychlorinated biphenyls in a major New England river system. For her Master’s degree, Danielle researched the effect of a gibberellin biosynthesis inhibitor on cultivars of vitis vinifera (wine grape varietals).
Danielle has assisted clients with the following matters:
- Counseled a wind-energy client on its obligations under the Pennsylvania Wind Energy Voluntary Cooperative Agreement and Pennsylvania law with regards to mitigation and curtailment for takings of state-endangered species.
- Assisted, as Pennsylvania environmental and regulatory counsel, in a deal to sell four U.S.-based wind farms with combined capacity of 480 megawatts of energy for approximately $900 million.
- Assisted, as Pennsylvania and Maryland environmental and regulatory counsel, in a financing deal for a 68-turbine Pennsylvania wind farm with transmission lines through Maryland, expected to generate 140 megawatts of electric power annually.
- Participated on a trial team that obtained summary judgment in a product liability matter pending in the Mass Tort Program of Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas.
- Managed collection of discovery in Pennsylvania for foreign multi-state litigation in which an insurance company client sought to recover for losses due to its insurance of collateralized mortgage debt transactions.
- Counseled clients with respect to requests made pursuant to Pennsylvania’s Right to Know Law, communicated with state agencies on behalf of clients and drafted responses that resulted in the protection of confidential client information.
- Participated in representation of a third-party defendant to multi-party toxic tort litigation brought pursuant to the New Jersey Spill Compensation and Control Act.
- Drafted a training manual chapter on environmental compliance for the North American operations of a major electronics manufacturer.
- Provided French language support to an arbitration team handling a contract dispute for the American affiliate of a French international chemical manufacturer.
Danielle coordinates the Philadelphia office’s participation in the Philadelphia Bar Association, International Law Committee’s Lyon-Philadelphia bar exchange program.
Danielle holds dual French and American citizenship and is proficient in French.