The Legal 500

Twitter Logo Youtube Circle Icon LinkedIn Icon

Mayer Brown

71 SOUTH WACKER DRIVE, CHICAGO, IL 60606, USA
Tel:
Work +1 312 782 0600
Fax:
Fax +1 312 701 7711
Email:
Web:
www.mayerbrown.com

Rich Bulger

Tel:
Work +1 312 701 7318
Email:
Mayer Brown

Work Department

Litigation

Position

Rich Bulger is co-leader of Mayer Brown’s Environmental Action Group. He represents business, association and individual clients in complex environmental, toxic tort, and administrative law matters. Rich practices before federal and state judicial and administrative tribunals, and has represented companies in the chemical, utility, scrap metal, railroad, and ranching industries in a variety of contexts. Rich negotiates with government entities in proceedings related to federal and state environmental regulatory programs. This work practice complements his counseling of clients on environmental aspects of corporate transactions and real estate transactions, including the purchase, sale, and redevelopment of brownfields properties.

Education

Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law, JD, 1993 Northwestern School of Law of Lewis & Clark College, 1993; Certificate in Environmental and Natural Resource DePauw University, BA, 1990


United States: Industry focus

Environment: litigation

Within: Environment: litigation

Mayer Brown’s ‘highly intellectual’ team provides ‘great counseling on strategy and risk management’ on high-stakes cases involving torts relating to greenhouse-gas emissions, site-based mass tort claims, issues of first impression under CWA, challenges to EPA regulations under CAA, criminal environmental prosecutions, renewable energy projects, and complex environmental cleanup projects involving the application of remediation technologies. Examples include its continued representation of several industry groups in litigation attempting to prevent the enactment of certain regulations contained within the CWA, and representing Weyerhaeuser Corporation before the Supreme Court in a case brought by the Fish and Wildlife Service under ESA alleging 1,500 acres of private timberland as critical habitat for the dusky gopher frog; the ‘fabulousTimothy Bishop leads both cases from Chicago. He is ‘the name to call if you have environmental litigation before the Supreme Court’. In Washington DC, John Hahn is a ‘great analyst and problem solver, excellent draftsman, and fun to work with’; counsel Roger Patrick has ‘a tremendous ability to dig deep into the law and facts to build a compelling case’; ‘brilliant' Dan Himmelfarb is ‘a winner’. Other names to note are Chicago-based Rich Bulger and Mark Ter Molen, who jointly co-chair the environmental practice.

[back to top]


Back to index

Legal Developments worldwide

Legal Developments and updates from the leading lawyers in each jurisdiction. To contribute, send an email request to