April 18, 2002

Alston & Bird Names Kipp A. Coddington Counsel in Washington, D.C. Office

Appointment Will Enhance Firm’s Capabilities In Matters Related to Clean Air Issues and Transportation of Hazardous Materials

The national law firm Alston & Bird LLP announces that Kipp A. Coddington has joined the firm as counsel in its Washington, D.C. office, practicing in the Environmental and Land Use Group. At Alston & Bird, the bulk of his practice will be centered on U.S. and international requirements affecting business and industry, including environmental, energy and hazardous material issues. Regulatory requirements and developments associated with the transportation industry are a particular area of Coddington’s expertise.

Coddington has extensive litigation, counseling and legislative experience under a variety of international, domestic and state requirements pertaining to chemicals and the environment. He is experienced in the use of risk assessment techniques to mitigate legal and policy concerns associated with human exposure to various agents.

He has a decade of experience advising mobile and stationary sources under the
Clean Air Act. Coddington represents the American Automotive Leasing Association and other fleet interests in ongoing litigation in the Ninth Circuit challenging the South Coast Air Quality Management District’s (California) fleet rules on federal Clean Air Act preemption grounds.

Coddington was previously of counsel at Covington & Burling in the firm’s administrative, environmental and legislative practice groups in Washington, D.C. There he also represented food and tobacco companies in U.S. and foreign (Europe, Chile and
New Zealand) matters pertaining to the use, disclosure and regulation of ingredients.

“Kipp brings real depth in the transportation area, and he will add a unique international perspective to our environmental practice, with experience counseling clients on regulatory requirements in Canada, Europe, the Far East and Latin America,” said
Bob Mowrey, Environmental and Land Use Group Leader. “He has significant expertise in Clean Air Act issues, and in issues involving domestic and international transport of hazardous materials.”

Coddington is vice-chairman of the American Bar Association’s Pesticides, Toxics and Community Right-to-Know Committee. He was recently invited to teach a seminar at Johns Hopkins University on issues related to the transport of biotechnology materials.

Environmental compliance issues present an ever-growing risk to companies in the form of litigation, investigations and citizen suits. Alston & Bird’s Environmental and Land Use Group is composed of a cadre of experienced and sophisticated lawyers handling these complex matters.

Kipp can be reached at (202) 756-3408 or kcoddington@alston.com.
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