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Joel C. Beauvais

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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

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


United States: Industry focus

Environment: litigation

Within: Environment: litigation

Clients rely on Latham & Watkins LLP because the lawyers are ‘uniformly excellent and extremely knowledgeable and seasoned’ in all areas of environmental litigation, including climate change, air quality, toxic tort, water quality, insurance coverage, policyholder disputes, and energy and natural resources projects. The firm is assisting the Florida Department of Environmental Protection in an important water rights case filed against the State of Georgia seeking an equitable apportionment of waters to remedy environmental, ecological, and economic harms caused by over-consumption of water by the defendant in the Chattahoochee and Flint River basins. In another highlight, it is acting as counsel to Weyerhaeuser in seven putative class actions relating to the client’s sale of joists coated with a formaldehyde-based resin formulation. In San Diego, Robert Howard chairs the environment, land and resources department, and Kelly Richardson is noted for his chemical engineering background and ability to ‘see the big picture’. ‘TerrificKegan Brown is recommended in New York, as is chair of the office’s environment, land and resources department, Gary Gengel, who leads ‘disparate groups from chaos to cooperation to success’. In Chicago, Mary Rose Alexander is global environment litigation practice chair and Robin M. Hulshizer and Thomas Heiden are other notable practitioners. Washington DC-based key contacts include Janice Schneider, Tommy Beaudreau, Steven Croley, Joel BeauvaisJulia Hatcher, and Robert Wyman, the last of whom divides his time between Washington DC and Los Angeles. Andrea Hogan left the firm in February 2019 to become senior counsel of the environmental and safety law group at Chevron.

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