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Latham & Watkins LLP

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Joel C. Beauvais

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Latham & Watkins LLP

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Joel Beauvais is a partner in the Washington, D.C. office of Latham & Watkins and a member of the Environment, Land & Resources Department.

Mr. Beauvais rejoined Latham in 2017 after serving for six years at the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Most recently, he served as Deputy Assistant Administrator for Water where he led the agency’s National Water Program, which administers the Clean Water Act and Safe Drinking Water Act. In this role, Mr. Beauvais led the development and implementation of national regulations and policies, oversight of state water programs, and the implementation of national programs to support water infrastructure financing.

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Partner

Career

https://www.lw.com/people/joel-beauvais


United States: Industry focus

Environment: litigation

Within: Environment: litigation

Latham & Watkins LLPis a strong firm that frequently delivers exceptional results’. In Washington DC, the practice hired Janice Schneider, the former US Senate-confirmed assistant secretary for land and minerals management at the Department of the Interior (DOI); former DOI chief of staff, Tommy Beaudreau; Steven Croley, who was previously confirmed as GC for the Department of Energy; and Joel Beauvais, former deputy assistant administrator for water at the EPA. The practice’s scope includes climate change, air quality, toxic tort and water quality. Other areas of strength are insurance coverage, policyholder disputes, and energy and natural resources projects. Highlights included acting for Newhall Land & Farming in brokering a landmark settlement that allows one of California’s largest master-planned communities to proceed; the legal work included successful negotiations with leading environmental groups and an unprecedented greenhouse gas emission plan. Chicago-based Mary Rose Alexander is global environment litigation practice chair; New York-based Kegan Brownachieves goals’; Robert Howard chairs the San Diego environment, land and resources department; and Andrea Hogan chairs the firm’s San Francisco-based team. Other key advisers include Los Angeles’ Michael Romey; Chicago-based Thomas Heiden; Robert Wyman, who divides his time between Los Angeles and Washington DC; as well as Julia Hatcher and Christine Rolph in Washington DC.

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Environment: regulatory

Within: Environment: regulatory

Latham & Watkins LLP’s ‘team provides very quick response times’. In Washington DC, the practice hired Janice Schneider, the former Department of the Interior’s (DOI) assistant secretary for land and minerals management; former DOI chief of staff, Tommy Beaudreau; Steven Croley, who was the Department of Energy’s general counsel; and Joel Beauvais, former deputy assistant administrator of water at the EPA. The practice encompasses climate change, air quality, toxic tort, and water quality. Other areas include insurance coverage, policyholder disputes, energy and natural resources projects, and environmental transactional support. The recommended advisers are New York’s local environment, land and resources chair Gary Gengel; Kegan Brown; who has ‘a great working knowledge of the regulations, regulators and court system’; Los Angeles’ James Arnone; and Robert Wyman, who splits his time between Los Angeles and Washington DC.

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