Aaron Flynn > McGuireWoods LLP > Charlotte, United States > Lawyer Profile

McGuireWoods LLP
201 N TRYON ST, STE. 3000
United States


Aaron represents utilities, national trade associations, oil and gas companies, and manufacturers in major environmental litigation and regulatory matters across the country. His practice is focused on reducing and managing his client’s regulatory burdens and liabilities under federal environmental statutes and the Clean Air Act in particular.

Aaron has resolved complex regulatory matters before the EPA, at the White House, and through his extensive litigation experience before the federal courts. Prior to joining the firm, he served as a legal advisor to the US Congress and as an associate general counsel for the White House, where he was responsible for a broad portfolio of environmental matters, including Endangered Species Act and National Environmental Policy Act reform, helping to develop energy legislation, and responding to congressional investigations. That experience allows Aaron to provide companies with insight and practical advice concerning a wide range of issues, particularly related to federal oversight, policies, and processes.

A recognized thought leader on visibility issues, Aaron has been called to testify before the US House of Representatives about implementation of the regional haze program and how it should be changed in the future.  In addition, he has litigated significant visibility rules before numerous federal courts of appeals, arguing most recently before the Ninth and DC Circuits.

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Industry focus > Environment: regulatory

With particular strength in Clean Air Act-related matters, McGuireWoods LLP is noted for its strong state, regional and national experience. It is a go-to firm for clients facing challenges stemming from emerging issues as EPA’s proposals to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from power plants and extend its jurisdiction under the proposed “waters of the U.S.” rulemaking, and state efforts to regulate residuals management. The regulatory and compliance group not only acts for clients in Clean Air Act regulatory and litigation mandates, it is also equipped to provide support in relation to the redevelopment of contaminated properties, civil and criminal enforcement proceedings. The practice is under the joint leadership of David Franchina in Charlotte, and Richmond-based Vishwa Link and Diane Flannery . The team has been expanding its presence in Washington DC, where Aaron Flynn and Makram Jaber are often sought after by utilities and oil and gas companies in relation to Clean Air Act regulatory issues.