Katya Smirnova (she/her) specializes in economic, financial, and policy analysis in the context of enforcement proceedings, litigation, and policy making. She provides expert analytical support to federal and state environmental enforcement agency clients on projects involving assessments of economic benefit of noncompliance and financial capabilities of violating entities (businesses, individuals, municipalities, etc.) to finance investments in environmental controls and pay for penalties. Katya has provided testimony and has been retained as a testifying expert on over a dozen of cases in various jurisdictions. As a Principal with IEc, she manages contracts and directs projects within her area of expertise.
Katya manages the U.S Environmental Protection Agency Enforcement Economic Models Helpline and directs economic model development and updates (e.g., BEN, ABEL, INDIPAY, and MUNIPAY). She developed and delivered dozens of in-person and webinar-based trainings and seminars in financial analysis and concepts, including economic benefit and ability to pay, for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the U.S. Department of Justice, other federal agencies, and state enforcement personnel. She is also skilled at conducting public data research and collection to identify historical owners and operations at abandoned sites with environmental liabilities.
Katya is a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE). She holds a B.A., with Honors, in Economics and a subsidiary qualification of English Language Interpreter from St. Petersburg State University (St. Petersburg, Russia), and an M.A. in Economics from Northeastern University.