Jim has over 25 years of experience in federal and state environmental and natural resources regulatory and litigation matters.
Jim's practice focuses on air pollution; climate change law and policy; natural resource laws; hazardous materials transportation; and federal, state and citizen enforcement matters -- particularly those related to the energy sector. He also provides counsel to businesses on domestic and international compliance matters in the environmental context and on corporate transactions.
Jim previously was counsel in the global energy sector at a private firm. Before going into private practice, Jim served for 15 years in the Environment and Natural Resources Division of the U.S. Department of Justice, where he was an assistant chief in the Law and Policy Section, a trial attorney in the Environmental Defense Section, and an agency representative to the White House Climate Change Task Force. He coordinated the Division’s international program and worked on a wide variety of domestic and international environmental policy and litigation matters, as well as trade and investment negotiations and disputes.