Moore & Van Allen Appoints Elizabeth Applegate Dieck to Environmental Team


Elizabeth Applegate Dieck

Moore & Van Allen PLLC is pleased to announce that Elizabeth Applegate Dieck, former Director of Environmental Affairs for the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC), has joined the firm’s Charleston office Environmental team as a member.

“We are very pleased to have Elizabeth join our Charleston team,” said Don Meyer, Managing Member of Moore & Van Allen's Charleston office. “Elizabeth has an esteemed reputation across the state and her comprehensive knowledge of South Carolina’s complex environmental sector will benefit our clients.”

Dieck’s environmental law practice includes navigating the complex web of environmental regulations, obtaining permits, compliance counseling, and helping clients to resolve or avoid environmental enforcement issues. She has worked closely with the Environmental Protection Agency, the Army Corps of Engineers, and other state and federal regulators, as well as numerous industry and environmental groups. Dieck also handles environmental litigation, bringing and defending challenges to permitting and enforcement decisions before government agencies and the S.C. Administrative Law Court. She has handled appeals before the S.C. Court of Appeals and the S.C. Supreme Court.

In her role as Director of Environmental Affairs for DHEC, Dieck oversaw the Office of Environmental Quality Control and the Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management. She was responsible for all permitting, compliance and enforcement for the state’s environmental programs. Dieck also previously served as chief counsel for DHEC’s Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management, where she advised staff on permitting and enforcement issues across South Carolina’s eight coastal counties.

“Moore & Van Allen is highly respected throughout the Southeast and I am excited to reenter private practice with such a talented team of practitioners,” said Dieck. “I look forward to uniting my legal and environmental sector relationships to serve our clients.”

About Moore & Van Allen

Moore & Van Allen PLLC ( is one of the largest law firms in the Southeast, with nearly 300 attorneys and offices in Charlotte and Research Triangle, North Carolina, and Charleston, South Carolina. The attorneys at Moore & Van Allen provide sophisticated legal services within their nationally recognized Litigation, Corporate, Finance and Intellectual Property law practices for international banks and manufacturers, energy leaders, and growing healthcare and technology companies. The firm is composed of 23 primary industry and practice groups. Moore & Van Allen is the only Charlotte-based law firm identified in the prestigious “Am Law 200” list. U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers recognized Moore & Van Allen in their 2018 “Best Law Firms” rankings, both regionally and nationally.

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