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Jennifer J. Cave

Jennifer Cave has over 20 years of experience working as an environmental consultant and attorney across the United States. As a member of the firm's Environmental, Natural Resources & Energy Service Group, she works closely with businesses to ensure compliance with local, state, and federal environmental laws and regulations. Ms. Cave advises clients on air quality, storm water, wastewater, and solid and hazardous waste permitting and compliance requirements and defends clients in administrative, civil, and criminal enforcement actions. Ms. Cave also regularly counsels equipment manufacturers on the importation and sale of mobile sources under the Clean Air Act and guides clients through transactions involving the purchase and sale of contaminated properties.

Recent News, Articles & Speaking Engagements

Beshear announces 17 members of Team Kentucky Medical Cannabis Advisory Committee

by staff writer, Northern Kentucky Tribune, June 15, 2022

Permitted Vices: Ordinary and Extraordinary Requirements for Expanding Industries

Panelist, Virtual SEER 28th Fall Conference: Webinar Series, American Bar Association, October 21, 2020

20 People to Know in Law

Louisville Business First, May 11, 2020

New and Emerging Issues: Chemical Regulatory Developments, U.S. EPA's Implementation of the Amended Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) and Coping with California Proposition 65

29th Annual Business & Industry's Sustainability & Environmental, Health and Safety Symposium, Cincinnati, Ohio, March 24-25, 2020

Information You Need on the COVID-19 Coronavirus

Expansions and New Facilities - Permit Planning and Strategies to Stay on Track

22nd Annual Kentucky Environmental Permitting and Reporting Conference, Kentucky Chamber, Lexington, KY, August 14-15, 2019

Odors - Air Quality Issues Beyond the Four Corners of Your Permit

22nd Annual Kentucky Environmental Permitting and Reporting Conference, Kentucky Chamber, Lexington, KY, August 14-15, 2019

Best Practices to Avoid Environmental Enforcement in an U.S. EPA Era of Power Rebalance

28th Annual Business & Industry's Sustainability & Environmental, Health and Safety Symposium, Cincinnati, OH, March 26, 2019

Environmental Enforcement - What You Need to Know in 2019

17th Annual Kentucky Environmental Conference, Kentucky Chamber of Commerce, Lexington, KY, March 14-15, 2019

The X Factor . . . Pathways to Plant Security in the New Millennium

27th Annual Business and Industry's Sustainability and Environmental, Health & Safety Symposium, Cincinnati, OH, March 27-28, 2018

Caveat Emptor? Strategies to Avoid Environmental Enforcement in a New U.S. EPA Era

27th Annual Business and Industry's Sustainability and Environmental, Health & Safety Symposium, Cincinnati, OH, March 27-28, 2018

Developments in Federal and Kentucky Environmental Law

Engineering Law and Ethics, HalfMoon Seminars, Lexington, KY, January 18, 2018

New U.S. EPA Rules to Place Restrictions on Health Care Industry Wastes

Bar Briefs, Louisville Bar Association, November 2017

New guidelines for dental offices

Medical News, August 22, 2017

Shaking the Dust Off Air Toxics in Kentucky

20th Annual Kentucky Environmental Permitting and Reporting Conference, Lexington, KY, August 10-11, 2017

What's New for the Environment? - A Peek at the 2017 Regular Session

(DO Not) Go Directly to Jail . . . Strategies for Avoiding State and Federal Environmental Enforcement

28th Annual Sustainabilityand Environmental, Health & Safety Symposium, Cincinnati, OH, March 2017

New EPA Risk Management Plan Amendments Face 'Trumped' Future

EHS Basics 101: Environmental Regulatory Updates & Compliance Strategies

28th Annual Sustainabilityand Environmental, Health & Safety Symposium, Cincinnati, OH, March 2017

Sustainability Best Practices: Sustainable Materials Management in Manufacturing

28th Annual Sustainabilityand Environmental, Health & Safety Symposium, Cincinnati, OH, March 2017

The Drone Wars: Environmental Edition

Lions and Tigers and Bears, Oh My! (Forms and Portals and Demand Response, Oh My!)

Kentucky Chamber of Commerce 19th Annual Kentucky Environmental Permitting and Reporting Conference, Lexington, KY August 10-11, 2016

Use of EPA's eDisclosure Portal in Environmental Audits

Kentucky Chamber of Commerce 19th Annual Kentucky Environmental Permitting and Reporting Conference, Lexington, KY, August 10-11, 2016

Current Trends in Federal and Ohio Environmental Enforcement

Manufacturers' Education Council 25th Annual Business and Industry's Sustainability and Environmental, Health and Safety Symposium, Cincinnati, OH, March 22, 2016

Decoding the Hazardous Waste Generator Improvements Rule

Kentucky Chamber of Commerce 14th Annual Kentucky Environmental Conference, Lexington, KY, February 9, 2016

Waste Not; Want Not

Kentucky Chamber of Commerce 18th Annual Kentucky Environmental Permitting and Reporting Conference, Lexington, KY, August 26, 2015

Basics: Environmental Regulations, Regulatory Updates & Compliance Strategies

Manufacturers' Education Council 24th Annual Business and Industry's Sustainability and Environmental, Health and Safety Symposium, Cincinnati, OH, March 24, 2015

Current Trends in Indiana & Kentucky Environmental Enforcement

Manufacturers' Education Council 24th Annual Business and Industry's Sustainability and Environmental, Health and Safety Symposium, Cincinnati, OH, March 24, 2015

The End of Life: Coal-Fired Power Plant Closure Factors & Implementation

18th Annual Energy, Utility, and Environment Conference, San Diego, CA, February 16, 2015

Trends in Environmental Enforcement and Startup, Shutdown, Malfunction Update

Kentucky Chamber of Commerce 13th Annual Kentucky Environmental Conference, Lexington, KY, February 10, 2015

Current Trends in Federal Indiana, Kentucky and Ohio Environmental Enforcement

Manufacturer's Education Council 23rd Annual Business and Industry's Sustainability and Environmental, Health and Safety Symposium, Cincinnati, OH, March 18, 2014

Environmental Implications for Plan Shutdowns

Kentucky Chamber of Commerce 17th Annualo Kentucky Environmental Permitting and Reporting Conference, Lexington, KY, August 19, 2014

SCOTUS 13-14 Environmental Case Review

Kentucky Chamber of Commerce 12th Annual Kentucky Environmental Conference, Lexington, KY, February 21, 2014
Recent Assignments
Bar Admissions
Kentucky
U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Washington
U.S. District Court for the Western District of Kentucky
U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington
Washington
Firm Leadership

Louisville Office Recruiting Committee, Member

Memberships
Kentucky Bar Association, Environmental, Energy, and Resources Law Section
Louisville Bar Association
Air & Waste Management Association
Community Involvement

Greater Louisville, Inc., Environment and Energy Committee, Chair

Greater Louisville, Inc., Public Policy Committee

Team Kentucky Medical Cannabis Advisory Board (2022-present)

Louisville Regional Science and Engineering Fair, Vice President of Legal & Business Affairs (2018-21)

Kentucky Air and Waste Management Association, Board of Directors

Louisville Air Pollution Control District Multi-Pollutant Stakeholder Group

Women Environmental Leaders of Louisville (WELL), Co-Founder

Leadership Louisville, Class of 2019

Education
More Than Stites & Harbison

Ms. Cave joined the firm after working as an environmental consultant specializing in due diligence investigations and hazardous waste compliance in New England and the Pacific Northwest. In the past, Ms. Cave has served on the Board of Directors of the Lexington Humane Society, the Louisville Energy Alliance, and the KMAC Museum and the Steering Committee of Leadership Lexington. In 2017, she co-founded Women Environmental Leaders of Louisville (WELL), a networking group of over 100 women working in the environmental, health and safety, and sustainability fields in Louisville. Ms. Cave is an avid horsewoman who enjoys competing in the sport of eventing. She also assists her two rescue dogs, Mason and Malcolm, with managing the family farm in Shelby County.

Accolades

Martindale-Hubbell® AV-Preeminent® Peer Review Rated

ChambersUSA, "America's Leading Lawyers for Business," Environment, Natural Resources & Utilities: Environment (2021-22)

Best Lawyers in America®, Environmental Law (2017-22)

Best Lawyers in America®, Louisville Area Lawyer of the Year for Environmental Law (2020)

Kentucky Super Lawyers®, Rising Stars (2013-16)

Business First of Louisville, 20 People to Know in Law (2020)

Leadership Lexington Distinguished Leader Award (2013)

The Women We Admire, Top 100 Women Leaders in Law of 2021

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Press Releases

Jennifer Cave Appointed to Kentucky Medical Cannabis Advisory Committee

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—Governor Andy Beshear has appointed Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorney Jennifer Cave to the Team Kentucky Medical Cannabis Advisory Committee. She will serve a two-year term. The committee, composed of 17 members, will help advise the governor on providing access to medical cannabis to Kentuckians suffering from chronic pain and other medical conditions.

by Stites & Harbison, PLLC June 22, 2022
Press Releases

Chambers USA Honors 23 Stites & Harbison Attorneys for 2022

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—Chambers USA selected 23 Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorneys in Kentucky and Tennessee for inclusion in their 2022 guide. The Chambers USA guide ranks the top law firms and leading attorneys in the United States.

by Stites & Harbison, PLLC June 07, 2022
Press Releases

Women We Admire Names Jennifer Cave to Top 100 Women Leaders in Law of 2021

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—Women We Admire recently named Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorney Jennifer Cave to The Top 100 Women Leaders in Law of 2021. This year’s honorees were chosen for their commitment to the field of law and for setting a benchmark of excellence.

by Stites & Harbison, PLLC November 10, 2021
Press Releases

Stites & Harbison, PLLC Lawyers Named to 2022 Best Lawyers® Publications

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—Stites & Harbison, PLLC is pleased to announce that 93 lawyers are included in the 2022 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America©. Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers® has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Additionally, 11 attorneys are named as “Lawyer of the Year” and 14 attorneys are recognized in “Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch,” which recognizes attorneys early in their careers for outstanding professional excellence in private practice in the United States.

by Stites & Harbison, PLLC September 01, 2021
Press Releases

Chambers USA Honors 22 Stites & Harbison Attorneys for 2021

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—Chambers USA selected 22 Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorneys in Kentucky and Tennessee for inclusion in their 2021 guide.

by Stites & Harbison, PLLC May 21, 2021
Events

James B. Beam Institute Industry Conference

Date: 3/10/21 - 3/12/21

Webinar

Environmental attorneys Bill Gorton and Jennifer Cave will be speakers at The University of Kentucky’s James B. Beam Institute's second Annual Industry Conference.

Jennifer J. Cave and William T. Gorton III February 18, 2021
Press Releases

Stites & Harbison, PLLC Lawyers Named to 2021 Best Lawyers® Publications

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—Stites & Harbison, PLLC is pleased to announce that 82 lawyers are included in the 2021 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America©.

by Stites & Harbison, PLLC August 20, 2020
Client Alerts

Four Important Environmental Law Changes Since You’ve Been Home

Stites & Harbison environmental attorneys address several environmental issues that have been on-going over the past couple of months in this combined client alert.

by William T. Gorton III, W. Blaine Early III, Jennifer J. Cave, Robert C. Moore, Mary Lucille Noah (Mary Lu), and W. Patrick Stallard May 05, 2020