Bar & Court Admissions

  • Pennsylvania
  • New Jersey
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania


University of Pennsylvania Law School, J.D., cum laude, 1996

College of the Holy Cross, B.A., cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, 1993

University of Pennsylvania School of Law

  • Lecturer-in-law (2007-2017)

Pennsylvania Environmental Council

  • Chair, Board of Directors, 2014 to present
  • Vice-Chair, Board of Directors, 2012-2014
  • Board of Directors, since 2002

Women's Energy Network

St. Joe's Preparatory School Board of Trustees

Haverford Township Environmental Advisory Committee (EAC), 2006-2012

Friends of Lemon Hill
  • Board of Directors, 1999-2020
  • Chair, Board of Directors, 2011-2020

Support Center for Child Advocates

  • Volunteer attorney, since 2007
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Carol is the managing partner of Manko, Gold, Katcher & Fox LLP, working in the firm's complex industrial and regulatory practices.  She has worked with a broad range of industrial clients in the manufacturing, energy and waste management sectors. Carol counsels clients on a wide variety of environmental issues, including permitting, compliance and enforcement matters related to air emissions, storage tanks, stormwater, wastewater, and hazardous and non-hazardous waste. She has assisted clients with regulatory compliance, environmental auditing, emergency planning, permit appeals, and defense of agency enforcement actions. She has represented clients before the Pennsylvania Environmental Hearing Board, the New Jersey Office of Administrative Law, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Environmental Appeals Board, and the District of Columbia Circuit Court of Appeals. Carol has supported our clients in the environmental aspects of corporate transactions, and in remediation matters.

Carol has been recognized by Chambers USA - America's Leading Lawyers for Business listing (environmental law), since 2011 and was named an American College of Environmental Lawyers Fellow in 2019.  Carol was named Best Lawyers® 2022 Environmental Law “Lawyer of the Year”.  She has also been included in The Best Lawyers® in America listing (environmental law/energy regulatory law), since 2013 and has been listed in Super Lawyers in various capacities, some of which include: Top 10: 2022 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list; Top 100: Pennsylvania Super Lawyers listing, since 2021; Top 100 List for Philadelphia, since 2018; Top 50: Women Pennsylvania Super Lawyers listing, since 2017; and Environmental Law, since 2012*.

Carol serves as Chair of the Board of Directors of the Pennsylvania Environmental Council and is a volunteer attorney with the Support Center for Child Advocates.  Outside of the office, she serves on the St. Joe's Preparatory School Board of Trustees.  She is also active in coaching youth sports and serves on the finance council for Saint John Neumann parish. Carol and her husband Bernie live in Haverford with their four children.

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Some of Carol's representative matters include the following:

  • Assisting client in navigating complex regulatory programs in a wide variety of industrial sectors, including printing and surface coating, chemical manufacturing, waste management, food manufacturing, scrap metal recycling, inks and pigments manufacturing, oil and gas distribution, specialty metal products manufacturing, glass manufacturing, and paperboard manufacturing;
  • Conducting environmental audits and guiding clients in undertaking corrective actions where necessary, including self-disclosures to both EPA and state agencies in the areas of air regulatory compliance, release reporting, and community right-to-know reporting;
  • Assisting clients in securing air permits for high profile projects, including preparation of air permit applications, negotiation of draft permit conditions, addressing third party interests and appeals of air permits; 
  • Defending environmental enforcement actions brought by state agencies or EPA, including appeal, negotiation, and settlement of air enforcement actions in various states and before the Environmental Protection Agency;
  • Assisting clients in reviewing and commenting with respect to proposed environmental rulemaking at the state and federal level, and pursuing judicial and administrative challenges of final Agency rulemakings; and
  • Assisting clients with novel and complex air regulatory issues, including air toxics, unregulated contaminants, air modeling and ambient monitoring.

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Seminars & Speaking Engagements

"Planners’ Roundtable: Climate Conscious Lawyering Revisited", presented at the PBI Environmental Law Forum in Harrisburg, PA, April 10, 2024

"Greenhouse Gas Emissions Policy & Measurement", presented at the Environmental Research & Education Foundation (EREF) Summit on Quantification of Landfill Emissions, Chicago, IL, October 24, 2023

"Fumigation Update: New Jersey and Philadelphia Air Permitting Developments", presented at the Cocoa Merchants Association of America's Logistics Seminar, Philadelphia, PA, October 10, 2023

"EPA and OSHA Enforcement Trends", presented at the Battery Council International (BCI) Environmental Health & Safety Conference, Nashville, TN, September 21, 2023

"Hot Topics in Waste", presented at the A&WMA Allegheny Mountain Section Environmental Update, Pittsburgh, PA, May 4, 2023

"Planners Roundtable", presented at the PBI Environmental Law Forum, Harrisburg, PA, March 16, 2023

"PFAS:  Impacts to Your Property & Operations", a webinar presented by MGKF, February 22, 2023

“Updates on New Jersey Environmental Justice Law & Rulemaking Process” presented at the Chamber of Commerce Southern New Jersey Environment Committee Meeting in Cherry Hill, NJ, October 28, 2022

"Air Update" presented at the
Pennsylvania Bar Institute's Environmental Law Forum in Harrisburg, April 14, 2022

"New Administration. New Stuff. Planners’ Roundtable" a virtual webinar presented at the 2021 Environmental Law Forum, April 22, 2021

"Briefings on the Environmental Initiatives of the Biden Administration” a webinar presented by MGKF, March 24, 2021

“Air Regulatory Update” presented at the Chemistry Council of New Jersey Environment Committee Meeting in Princeton, NJ, February 25, 2020

“Internal Environmental Auditing:  Best Practices for the Audit Process & Protecting the Findings” presented at the Chemistry Council of New Jersey’s Plant Operations Management Workshop, Princeton, NJ, December 4, 2019

“Air Regulatory Update” presented at the Chemistry Council of New Jersey Environment Committee Meeting in Fairfield, NJ, February 26, 2019

“What’s in the Air? Permitting-Enforcement-Modeling-Continuous Monitoring” presented by MGKF and ALL4, Bala Cynwyd, PA, July 17, 2018

"The Pennsylvania Environmental Rights Amendment: Are You Ready for a New ERA?," presented at the In-House Counsel Conference of the Association of Corporate Counsel Greater Philadelphia, April 25, 2018

"The Pennsylvania Environmental Rights Amendment: Are You Ready for a New ERA?" presented by MGKF, Bala Cynwyd, PA, February 27, 2018

"Planners' Roundtable" presented at the Pennsylvania Bar Institute's Environmental Law Forum in Harrisburg, April 5, 2017

"Green & the New Regime: The Economic & Environmental Impacts of a Trump Administration" presented by MGKF, Bala Cynwyd, PA, February 7, 2017

"Pitfalls and Practice Pointers: Negotiating Contracts with Consultants and Contractors," presented at the 2016 In-House Counsel Conference of the Association of Corporate Counsel Greater Philadelphia, April 19, 2016.

"Environmental Compliance Issues in Business Transactions" presented at the Pennsylvania Bar Institute's 21st Annual Business Lawyers Institute in Philadelphia, PA, November 5, 2015

"Evaluating Facility Changes Against Potential NSR Triggers - Is It Growth, Efficiency, Debottlenecking, or Merely Avoiding Breakdown?" presented at the Annual Meeting of the Food & Beverage Environmental Conference (FBEC) in Point Clear, AL, March 24, 2015

2013 Environmental Law Forum presented by the Pennsylvania Bar Institute in Harrisburg, PA, April 2013

"RICE MACT: From the Legal Perspectives," sponsored by the 2012 Mid-Atlantic Air and Waste Management Association , November 2012

2012 Environmental Law Forum presented by the Pennsylvania Bar Institute in Harrisburg, PA, March 2012

"EPA's New Boiler Rules: What's Next for Owners and Operators?," a webinar presented for Engineered Systems, March 6, 2012

"How Your Environmental, Health and Safety Department Can Add Value to the Company's Bottom Line," presented at the Delaware Valley Chapter of the Association of Corporate Counsel's In-House Counsel Environmental, Health & Safety Institute in Philadelphia, PA, October 12, 2011

"EPA's New Boiler MACT and Area Source Rules," a telebriefing sponsored by Law Seminar International, September 9, 2010

"The New Industrial Boiler MACT," presented at the summer meeting of the American Boiler Manufacturers Association in Santa Ana Pueblo, NM, June 25, 2010

"Air Update," presented at the 15th Annual Environmental Law Forum sponsored by the Pennsylvania Bar Institute, April 22, 2010

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