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Gary P. Gengel is a partner in the New York office of Latham & Watkins where he is the local Chair of the Environment, Land & Resources Department. He is a member of the Environmental Litigation, Chemical Regulatory & Defense and Environmental Transactional Support Practices. His practice focuses on representing companies in key environmental matters including major transactions, natural resource damage claims, remediations and toxic tort litigation. Mr. Gengel's expertise spans a number of industries including defense, automotive, chemicals, electronics, pulp and paper, food manufacturing and other industrial sectors. He has worked with every EPA Region and more than 20 of the states, in addition to virtually all of the other federal agencies having regulatory authority on environmental matters, including the US Army Corps of Engineers, the Department of Defense, the US Fish and Wildlife Service, the Department of Justice, and the Department of Interior. He has represented clients at almost 200 sites across the country, including both counseling and negotiation roles, and both defensive and offensive litigation.

Position

Environmental, Land & Resources Partner

Career

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United States > Industry focus > Environment: regulatory

The environmental regulatory practice at Latham & Watkins LLP ‘is unparalleled in its technical excellence, legal and policy sophistication‘. Testament to this is its presence in a lead role capacity on major environmental legal and regulatory matters that have shaped the market over the past four decades. The team is well-versed in the entire spectrum of regulatory matters, cutting across air and water quality, climate change, and energy and natural resources projects. Also featuring heavily on the team’s workload is the representation of clients before federal and state agencies on major enforcement actions and rulemakings. Jean-Philippe Brisson  in New York and Christopher Norton  in Orange County oversee the environmental, regulatory and transactional group, while the environment, land and resources department is co-chaired by James L. Arnone  in Los Angeles and Janice M. Schneider  in Washington DC. Schneider has more than 30 years’ experience in environmental law, advising on regulatory, litigation and project-related matters. Also in the DC office, Stacey L. VanBelleghem ‘s ‘sweeping skill set encompasses the Clean Air Act, the Endangered Species Act, the National Environmental Policy Act, and the National Historic Preservation Act, as well as FIFRA, RCRA and the CWA‘; she is singled out for her experience in climate change issues. Associate Devin O’Connor in DC has advised on environmental legal issues in the context of major project development and administrative rulemaking. Key contacts in New York include Kegan Brown  and Gary Gengel , both of whom undertake work in the environmental litigation and regulatory spaces.