The Legal 500

Twitter Logo Youtube Circle Icon LinkedIn Icon

Bracewell LLP

111 CONGRESS AVENUE, STE 2300, AUSTIN, TX 78701-4061, USA
Tel:
Work +1 512 472 7800
Email:
Web:
www.bracewell.com

Tim Wilkins

Tel:
Work +1.512.542.2134
Email:
Web:
www.bracewell.com/people/timothy-wilkins
Bracewell LLP

Work Department

Environmental Strategies

Position

Tim Wilkins assists companies in identifying and addressing environmental issues in all media, and advises on the legally appropriate design and implementation of systems for corporate environmental governance, management and auditing. He has experience with administrative, civil and criminal environmental enforcement actions, the resolution of regulatory and liability issues associated with contaminated properties and their remediation, and counseling on the environmental aspects of transactions, project siting and development.

Education

J.D., cum laude, Harvard Law School, 1993; M.P.P., Harvard University, 1993; B.A., magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, Trinity University, 1988.


United States: Industry focus

Environment: litigation

Within: Environment: litigation

Bracewell LLP hired Washington DC-based David Super, whose experience includes environmental claims under the Clean Air Act (CAA), Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) and CERCLA, from Baker Botts L.L.P.. The firm’s environmental litigation depth, coupled with its significant white-collar defense, appellate, and environmental regulatory practices, enables it to handle large, complex environmental litigation. The practice’s areas of activity include upstream and midstream shale energy development; government enforcement defense; air permitting and climate change; Superfund and contamination issues; and accident investigation and defense. The team was lead counsel to Valero Energy and its subsidiaries in a lawsuit against the EPA for failing to take required action under the Renewable Fuel Standard of the CAA. Houston-based Christopher Dodson and Austin managing partner Timothy Wilkins co-chair the environmental litigation practice, while Jason Hutt is environmental practice chair. Other recommended Washington DC contacts are Kevin Ewing and Jeffrey Holmstead. Austin’s Kevin Collins is a former assistant US attorney for the Eastern District of Texas; and Sara Burgin is particularly noted for water issues.

[back to top]

Environment: regulatory

Within: Environment: regulatory

Bracewell LLP’s work includes climate change regulation, LNG development, pipeline and other infrastructure development, and major incidents. The team acts for Cheniere Energy on environmental regulation, permitting, and Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration compliance matters. Jason Hutt chairs the firm’s environmental department; Jeffrey Holmstead is a CAA and climate change specialist; Timothy Wilkins, Austin managing partner, and Christopher Dodson in Houston co-chair the environmental litigation practice. The practice hired David Super from Baker Botts L.L.P.. All advisers are in Washington DC, unless otherwise stated.

[back to top]

Environment: transactional

Within: Environment: transactional

Bracewell LLP is highly regarded for its advice to strategic buyers, financial institutions, hedge funds, and private equity investors on transactions that require due diligence investigations, negotiation of environmental indemnities, environmental disclosures to shareholders, and public policy considerations. The team advised Great Plains Energy on the environmental due diligence surrounding an amended and restated merger agreement with Kansas’ Westar Energy. The key contacts are Timothy Wilkins in Austin; Washington DC-based Jason Hutt, who chairs the firm’s environmental practice; and Jeffrey Holmstead.

[back to top]


Back to index

Legal Developments worldwide

Legal Developments and updates from the leading lawyers in each jurisdiction. To contribute, send an email request to