Raymond Ludwiszewski > Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP > Washington DC, United States > Lawyer Profile

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP
1050 CONNECTICUT AVENUE, N.W.
WASHINGTON DC 20036-5306
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
United States

Work Department

Environmental Litigation and Mass Tort

Position

Ray has handled numerous significant environmental and natural resources litigation matters, including constitutional issues before the Supreme Court.

Career

Ray served as General Counsel and Assistant Administrator for Enforcement at United States Environmental Protection Agency; was Special Counsel to Assistant Attorney General for Environment and Natural Resources Division and Associate Deputy Attorney General at the United States Justice Department. Environmental enforcement cases: U.S. v Westvaco, U.S. v Lockheed Martin, U.S. v Tyco, U.S. v Bethlehem Steel, U.S. v General Motors, U.S. v. Mercedes Benz, U.S. v. Walmart and U.S. v Toyota.

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Education

JD, Harvard Law School, 1984, Articles Editor, Harvard Law Review. Law Clerk, Judge Henry Friendly.

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Industry focus > Environment: litigation

Some of the most prominent companies in the United States and international clients operating in a wide range of sectors seek Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP‘s representation in the full array of environmental litigation matters. Specializing in high-stakes civil and criminal environmental claims, the group is noted for its capabilities in highly complex disputes involving cost recovery actions, enforcement defense, asbetos liability, Superfund sites, permitting obligations and mass tort claims, including multi-party and multi-forum proceedings. The team is managed out of Washington DC by Stacie Fletcher, who handles significant cases under federal and state environmental statutes, and Daniel Nelson, whose notable areas of practice include class action lawsuits and mass tort. In the same office, Raymond Ludwiszewski is a name to note for the defense of environmental civil enforcement cases and complex toxic tort cases. The DC team was further strengthened by the arrival of David Fotouhi, who joined the firm after nearly four years in the Office of General Counsel at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Also noteworthy is the group’s offering in California, where Patrick Dennis is counsel of choice for numerous manufacturing, energy, real estate, and construction industry clients. He is based in Los Angeles. Perlette Jura, who co-chairs the ESG practice, and Abbey Hudson are key individuals in LA for multi-district environmental litigation.

United States > Industry focus > Transport: rail and road - litigation and regulation

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP‘s Washington DC-based team encompasses a wide variety of practice areas, including litigation, appellate matters involving punitive damages, environmental law, franchising, and antitrust. The offering benefits from the firm’s ability to leverage expertise in false advertising, class actions, labor and employment law, international trade and antidumping. Also of note, the firm has longstanding experience in efforts to conform punitive damage awards and procedures to constitutional requirements. In the railroad space, co-partner-in-charge of the Washington DC office, Thomas Dupree Jr, recently led Indiana Rail Road Company, the Association of American Railroads, and the American Short Line and Regional Rail Association, to a major victory – a federal court was persuaded to strike down as unconstitutional a newly enacted Illinois statute, which imposed a minimum crew size for freight trains traveling in or through Illinois. Environmental regulatory and litigation specialist Raymond Ludwiszewski spent eight years in senior legal positions in the US Government.