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Schwabe Strengthens Environmental and Natural Resources ‎Practice with Addition of Elizabeth Howard

October 9, 2013


Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt will further expand the services offered to key clients and its environmental and natural resources practice with the addition of a new shareholder, Elizabeth Howard, to the firm's Portland office. ‎

Howard focuses her practice on water, endangered species, natural resources, environmental, and administrative law. She represents clients involved in real estate and business transactions and litigation. Howard has substantial experience in cases involving federal and state agency decisions. She has an affinity to the agricultural and timber community, with whom she has worked throughout her career. Howard graduated from Lewis & Clark Law School with a juris doctor degree, magna cum laude, and Oregon State University with a bachelor of science degree in Agriculture and Resource Economics.

"We are thrilled to welcome Elizabeth to Schwabe's Environmental, Energy and Natural Resources group," says Martha Pagel, leader of the firm's practice group. "She will enhance our experience in environmental, water, endangered species and natural resource law."

Attorneys from Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt are recognized professionals in the Northwest in all areas of environmental and natural resources law, including CERCLA, RCRA, the Clean Water Act (CWA), the Clean Air Act (CAA), the Endangered Species Act (ESA), the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), and similar Oregon and Washington laws. Schwabe lawyers have had tremendous success identifying practical solutions to a wide variety of environmental and natural resource problems, including state water rights questions. The firm's lawyers have deep experience with federal and state environmental agencies with offices in the Pacific Northwest.