Jeffrey Karp
Phone: 202-370-3921

Jeffrey Karp


Adv. Jeffrey M. Karp is a partner in ZAG-S&W's Washington, D.C. office, where he heads the firm’s Environment & Natural Resources Group.


The Group includes the following fields of practice: environmental compliance & litigation; climate-related business & technology; renewable energy & energy efficiency; water resources & conservation; pesticides & bioagra; and energy, infrastructure & finance. The Group brings together practitioners from across the firm’s legal disciplines in its offices in Boston, New York, Washington, D.C., and Tel Aviv.


Jeffrey’s practice focuses on assisting clients in resolving complex regulatory matters and high-stakes business disputes, and engaging in cutting-edge technology transactions. He advises clients on the full range of environmental regulatory compliance issues under federal and state laws, and provides defense in government investigations and enforcement actions. He also represents clients in litigating and resolving disputes under a variety of federal and state laws, and claims arising from transactional agreements.


He advises companies seeking to participate in water, renewable energy, and clean technology transactions and projects worldwide, with an emphasis on assisting Israeli companies seeking to commercialize their products, services, and technologies. He also has substantial experience assisting clients in addressing legal, contractual, and regulatory issues arising during the development of large-scale infrastructure projects, including obtaining government authorizations and negotiating project agreements.


Before entering private practice in 1990, Mr. Karp served as an environmental prosecutor at the U.S. Department of Justice where he litigated and supervised enforcement cases involving a variety of environmental laws.


He is a regular contributor to the Energy Finance Report.



J.D., Antioch School of Law, 1977

B.A., magna cum laude, Brandeis University, 1974


Bar Admissions

District of Columbia, 1977