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Regulatory Counseling and Response

The attorneys at Jackson Gilmour & Dobbs, PC combine legal experience, practical knowledge, and technical ability to assist clients in effectively navigating an often complex regulatory process.

Environmental practitioners at Jackson Gilmour & Dobbs, PC provide the full range of regulatory representation to both private and public sector clients. Our regulatory attorneys routinely counsel clients on applicability of regulatory requirements, compliance assurance, release reporting, and spill response. Jackson Gilmour & Dobbs, PC helps clients evaluate the need for obtaining permits, and when needed, in securing permits for air emissions, waste water discharges, and waste generation and disposal. We provide representation in negotiations with federal and state agencies in remediation, permitting, and enforcement matters, and in stakeholder proceedings, including submission of formal comments to agency rule-making.

We work proactively with our clients to minimize environmental risks and maximize practical solutions, including ascertaining relative responsibilities with other responsible parties and governmental agencies, and preserving our clients' rights and privileges in the event of future litigation. We have assisted many clients with developing compliance assurance measures such as audit programs, greenhouse gas (GHG) and other air emissions inventories, preparedness plans for agency inspections, emergency response protocols, due diligence and compliance checklists, and environmental management systems.

Unaddressed environmental risks can often lead to penalty or enforcement actions. Our attorneys have the depth of experience to provide strong representation at penalty conferences and administrative hearings, and in negotiating consent decrees and administrative settlements. By addressing environmental incidents early and aggressively, we seek to limit our clients' future costs and exposure. Because of our extensive environmental litigation experience, we know the issues that can arise later in litigation. With this knowledge, we can help clients avoid potential pitfalls and best position themselves during the regulatory process in the event of later litigation.

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Announcements
  • Jackson Gilmour & Dobbs, PC and Kelly Drye will sponsor the 2016 Energy and Environmental Outlook Conference on October 19. A half-day program with a series of panels featuring law and policy experts discussing the most pertinent federal and state legal, regulatory and political developments. To register, please click here.
  • Chambers USA recognized Jackson Gilmour & Dobbs, PC for its national Environmental Practice in 2016, observing that the firm is "increasingly recognized for its representation of both public and private sector clients on a range of matters, including permitting issues, EPA negotiations and cost recovery suits," and is "particularly active in surface water contamination litigation."
  • Jackson Gilmour & Dobbs, PC was again named a "Best Law Firm" by U.S. News and Best Lawyers for 2016.
  • Bill Jackson is co-chairing LSI's Advanced Natural Resource Damages Program in Santa Fe, New Mexico on July 14-15, 2016.
  • John Gilmour will present at Law Seminars International's 10 th Annual Advanced Conference on Litigating Natural Resource Damages, "Best Strategies and Tactics to Handle Large, Complex NRD Cases," July 14-15, Santa Fe, NM. For more information, please go to https://www.lawseminars.com/detail.php?SeminarCode=16NRDNM.
  • Bill Jackson will present at Law Seminars International's 10 th Annual Advanced Conference on Litigating Natural Resource Damages, "Best Strategies and Tactics to Handle Large, Complex NRD Cases," July 14-15, Santa Fe, NM. For more information, please go to https://www.lawseminars.com/detail.php?SeminarCode=16NRDNM.
  • John Riley was named to "Best Lawyers" for Administrative Law in 2016.
  • John Riley, Bill Jackson, and Paul Sarahan were recognized as Leaders in the Environmental Field by Chambers USA 2016 Guide.
  • Bill Jackson will be presenting to the Conference of Western Attorneys General on July 19, 2016 at its annual meeting in Sun Valley, Idaho.
  • Bill Jackson, John Gilmour and Micheal Dobbs will be co-chairing the Contaminated Sediments Program at the American Association of Port Authorities' Energy & Environment program in Vancouver, BC on September 13, 2016.
  • Will Petit and Kenny Corley were named "Texas Rising Stars" by Super Lawyers in 2016.
  • Bill Jackson and John Riley were named to "Texas Super Lawyers" for Environmental Litigation for 2015.
  • Bill Jackson was again named a "Top Rated Lawyer in Energy, Environmental and Natural Resources" in the American Lawyer and The National Law Journal for 2015.