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Latham & Watkins LLP

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Tommy P. Beaudreau

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Latham & Watkins LLP

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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.

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Partner

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United States: Industry focus

Energy regulatory: conventional power

Within: Energy regulatory: conventional power

Latham & Watkins LLP’s power industry group is particularly strong in transactional matters and harnesses the firm’s expertise in finance, M&A and energy regulation to provide advice for clients such as Alterra Power, FirstEnergy, Northern Virginia Electric Cooperative and Quantum Utility Generation. A recent mandate saw the team assisting Energy Capital Partners III with the acquisition of Calpine; Natasha Gianvecchio led the regulatory work which included FERC, New York Public Service Commission (NYPSC) and Public Utility Commission of Texas (PUCT) approvals. The department, led by David Schwartz, welcomed Tommy Beaudreau, former Chief of Staff for the United States Department of the Interior.

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Environment: litigation

Within: Environment: litigation

Latham & Watkins LLP ‘is a strong firm that frequently delivers exceptional results’. In Washington DC, the practice hired Janice Schneider, the former US Senate-confirmed assistant secretary for land and minerals management at the Department of the Interior (DOI); former DOI chief of staff, Tommy Beaudreau; Steven Croley, who was previously confirmed as GC for the Department of Energy; and Joel Beauvais, former deputy assistant administrator for water at the EPA. The practice’s scope includes climate change, air quality, toxic tort and water quality. Other areas of strength are insurance coverage, policyholder disputes, and energy and natural resources projects. Highlights included acting for Newhall Land & Farming in brokering a landmark settlement that allows one of California’s largest master-planned communities to proceed; the legal work included successful negotiations with leading environmental groups and an unprecedented greenhouse gas emission plan. Chicago-based Mary Rose Alexander is global environment litigation practice chair; New York-based Kegan Brown ‘achieves goals’; Robert Howard chairs the San Diego environment, land and resources department; and Andrea Hogan chairs the firm’s San Francisco-based team. Other key advisers include Los Angeles’ Michael Romey; Chicago-based Thomas Heiden; Robert Wyman, who divides his time between Los Angeles and Washington DC; as well as Julia Hatcher and Christine Rolph in Washington DC.

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Environment: regulatory

Within: Environment: regulatory

Latham & Watkins LLP’s ‘team provides very quick response times’. In Washington DC, the practice hired Janice Schneider, the former Department of the Interior’s (DOI) assistant secretary for land and minerals management; former DOI chief of staff, Tommy Beaudreau; Steven Croley, who was the Department of Energy’s general counsel; and Joel Beauvais, former deputy assistant administrator of water at the EPA. The practice encompasses climate change, air quality, toxic tort, and water quality. Other areas include insurance coverage, policyholder disputes, energy and natural resources projects, and environmental transactional support. The recommended advisers are New York’s local environment, land and resources chair Gary Gengel; Kegan Brown; who has ‘a great working knowledge of the regulations, regulators and court system’; Los Angeles’ James Arnone; and Robert Wyman, who splits his time between Los Angeles and Washington DC.

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