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Gary Gengel

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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.


Environmental, Land & Resources Partner


United States: Industry focus

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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Environment: transactional

Within: Environment: transactional

Latham & Watkins LLP is ‘a pro-active, value-for-money firm that has very good in-depth knowledge, which it conveys in an understandable way’. The team acts for global financial institutions, private equity businesses, and corporations in the full range of high-level environmental transactional issues, including transactional diligence, permitting and compliance, as well as agency rule making and legislation, enforcement actions, and litigation. The environmental law team acted for private equity and venture capital firm ArcLight Capital, which, together with Blackstone, acquired four power plants from American Electric Power for $2.2bn. Other clients include Cogentrix Power, Siemens, Goldman Sachs and Castleton Commodities. The key names are New York’s Gary Gengel and Jean-Phillipe Brisson; Washington DC’s James Barrett and Claudia O’Brien; and Houston-based Joel Mack.

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