Gary P. Gengel is a partner in the New York and New Jersey offices of Latham & Watkins where he is the local Chair of the Environment, Land & Resources Department. He is a member of the Environmental Litigation, Chemical Regulatory & Defense and Environmental Transactional Support Practices. His practice focuses on representing companies in key environmental matters including major transactions, natural resource damage claims, remediations and toxic tort litigation. Mr. Gengel's expertise spans a number of industries including defense, automotive, chemicals, electronics, pulp and paper, food manufacturing and other industrial sectors. He has worked with every EPA Region and more than 20 of the states, in addition to virtually all of the other federal agencies having regulatory authority on environmental matters, including the US Army Corps of Engineers, the Department of Defense, the US Fish and Wildlife Service, the Department of Justice, and the Department of Interior. He has represented clients at almost 200 sites across the country, including both counseling and negotiation roles, and both defensive and offensive litigation.
Mr. Gengel is a vice chair of the American Bar Association, Section of Environment, Energy and Resources, Superfund & NRD Committee and a vice chair of the Membership Committee. Named a “notable practitioner” and “good strategist” by Chambers USA, Mr. Gengel’s diverse workload includes regulatory advice and toxic tort litigation. Mr. Gengel is recommended by The Legal 500 US and recognized by clients as a “terrific lawyer” for Environmental Litigation. He is also listed in the International Who's Who Legal of Environment Lawyers.