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Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
United States

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United States > Industry focus > Environment: regulatory

The lawyers at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP have ‘broad knowledge of the field, are creative and know how to get things done’. The outfit handles highly sensitive crisis management, environmental due diligence, entitling large-scale energy, infrastructure, and development projects, including natural resource permitting and California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) compliance. It also advises energy-sector clients on US federal and state environmental laws that come into play when seeking permits, siting or expanding facilities, and confronting government enforcement. Further, Princeton-based John McGahren is representing Stepan in matters involving overlapping oversight and enforcement by the EPA, US Army Corps of Engineers, Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), DOJ, and NJ Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) in relation to the cleanup of the Maywood Chemical Company Superfund Site in New Jersey. Los Angeles-based James Dragna heads the environmental practice and San Francisco-based Ella Foley Gannon is ‘an asset to any team working with environmental permitting or issues’. Also recommended in Los Angeles is associate David Brown, ‘a very responsive, hard working and sharp young lawyer who is even-keeled, objective and fact-driven’. Ronald Tenpas left for Vinson & Elkins LLP in October 2018.