Mr Jeffrey Holmstead > Bracewell LLP > Washington DC, United States > Lawyer Profile

Bracewell LLP
2001 M STREET, NW, SUITE 900
United States

Work Department

Environmental Strategies


Jeff Holmstead, former assistant administrator of the United States Environmental Protection Agency for Air and Radiation, is one of the nation’s leading climate change lawyers as recognized by Chambers USA (2008-2020) and heads the environmental strategies group (ESG) at Bracewell. The ESG is a multi-disciplinary group that includes environmental and energy attorneys, public policy advocates and strategic communications experts – most of whom have had high-level government experience. Under Jeff’s leadership, they work together on a daily basis to advise and defend companies and business groups confronting major environmental and energy-development challenges, both domestically and globally.


J.D., Yale Law School, 1987; B.A., summa cum laude, Brigham Young University, 1984

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Jeffrey HolmsteadBracewell LLP

Bracewell LLP provides clients with a coast-to-coast regulatory practice that covers climate change, infrastructure development, particularly within the renewable energy sphere, ESG, hazardous waste, chemicals and contamination in addition to incident response. The group is co-led from Washington DC by Jason Hutt , who specializes in energy and environmental matters, and Jeffrey Holmstead , an experienced climate change lawyer, whose extensive experience in the Clean Air Act secures him a spread of work from the energy and industrial sectors. Over in Austin, Timothy Wilkins is a name to note for matters relating to the energy transition and ESG, while Brittany Pemberton, of the Washington DC office, attracts clients from the industrial and energy sectors for her experience handling regulatory compliance and enforcement mandates.