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Latham & Watkins LLP
WASHINGTON DC 20004-1304
United States
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Tommy Beaudreau is a partner in the Washington, D.C. office of Latham & Watkins and a member of the Environment, Land & Resources Department. He has extensive experience in conventional and renewable energy, environmental litigation, crisis management, internal investigations and financial industry regulation.

Mr. Beaudreau joined Latham’s Washington, D.C. office after serving six and a half years in the United States Department of the Interior, including as the first Director of the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM), as Acting Assistant Secretary for Land and Minerals Management, and most recently as Interior Secretary Sally Jewell’s Chief of Staff.




Lawyer Rankings

United States > Real estate > Land use/zoning

Boasting one of the largest teams of land use and zoning teams in the country, Latham & Watkins LLP is consistently involved in headline developments spanning major mixed-use projects, infrastructure and industrial properties, and master-planned communities throughout the country. In addition, the team complements its understanding of land use and zoning issues with strength in environmental law. Practice co-head James Arnone focuses on entitlement approvals and related litigation, and joint practice head Duncan Moore is particularly well-regarded for his experience in dealing with the California Coastal Commission. Both practitioners are based in the Los Angeles office as is George Mihlsten and Lucinda Starrett, who has handled entitlement work for household-name corporates. Another contact on the West Coast is Christopher Garrett, who maintains a multi-disciplinary practice covering land use policies and environmental law. The team also has a strong presence in Washington DC, where Janice Schneider and Tommy Beaudreau are recommended for their experience of siting and environmental issues relating to offshore and onshore energy projects.

United States > Industry focus > Environment: regulatory

Latham & Watkins LLP fields an experienced cross-discipline environmental team that excels in acting for clients before federal and state agencies in major regulatory and rulemaking procedures. The team, which includes former senior US government officials, has a breadth of expertise across areas such as air quality, climate change, energy and natural resources projects, as well as enforcement actions. The practice group is jointly led by James Arnone in Los Angeles, and Washington DC-based Janice Schneider, who boasts over 30 years of experience in environmental law. Other key figures in the DC office include Tommy Beaudreau, a name to note for crisis management issues, and Stacey VanBelleghem, who has particular expertise in climate change and air quality matters. Also in DC, Devin O’Connor regularly advises on federal regulatory permitting and compliance issues. A contact in the New York office is Gary Gengel, who advises on regulatory and remediation issues, and is most active in the chemicals, food manufacturing and automotive sectors. Kegan Brown is also recommended in New York.