Lana Rowenko’s practice focuses on environmental litigation, as well as commercial litigation. Lana’s environmental practice includes representing states and sovereigns in complex environmental litigation involving natural resource damages, recovery under federal environmental statutes, and economic damages arising under state tort law. She also has experience representing companies before state administrative bodies related to environmental permitting.
Prior to joining Kelley Drye, Lana practiced in the area of securities litigation, enforcement, and investigations. In that practice, Lana represented corporations and their officers and directors in a range of industries in securities class action and derivative litigation, as well as in SEC investigations and enforcement matters. In addition, Lana has represented corporations and individuals from multiple industries in civil commercial litigation in both state and federal courts, including litigation involving complex contract disputes, breach of fiduciary duty, shareholder disputes, corporate dissolution, and wrongful termination.
Representing multiple states and sovereign territories as special counsel in the multi-district litigation arising from PFAS contamination related to use of aqueous fire-fighting foam (AFFF), as well as litigation in state courts arising from contamination from per- and polyfluorinated chemicals (PFAS) from industrial and other uses.
Representing the State of New Mexico as special counsel in litigation against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, its contractors, and owners of certain abandoned mines for damages arising from the Gold King Mine Blowout of August 5, 2015.
Represented a Texas corporation in hearings before the Texas Department of Environmental Quality and State Office of Administrative Hearings regarding challenges to an air permit.
Representing a manufacturer of hair care products in federal court litigation against a distributor arising from a supply and distribution agreement.
Defended a manufacturer of pet products in federal court litigation regarding claims of breach of contract, promissory estoppel, and quantum meruit. Obtained a favorable ruling on a motion for summary judgment resulting in complete dismissal of the claims.
Selected to Houston Super Lawyers “Rising Stars,” 2022.
Recommended in US Legal 500 for her work in the Environment Litigation area, 2020 and 2022-2023.
Houston Bar Association
Houston Young Lawyers Association