Ms. Smirnova specializes in economic, financial, and policy analysis in the context of enforcement and litigation. She works with a wide range of clients on projects that include assessment of financial capabilities of businesses, individuals, and municipalities to pay for environmental controls and penalties. In particular, Ms. Smirnova has extensive experience evaluating current and future financial capabilities of municipalities to pay for Combined Sewer Overflow programs. Ms. Smirnova also regularly contributes to the development of Regulatory Impact Analyses for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and conducts training and seminars in financial analysis and concepts.
Ms. Smirnova 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.