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Former Deputy Executive Director of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality Joins Baker Botts in Austin


AUSTIN, TX, December 1, 2020 – Baker Botts L.L.P., a leading international technology, energy and life sciences law firm, announced today that Stephanie Bergeron Perdue, former Deputy Executive Director of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, has joined the firm as a Litigation partner in the Environmental, Safety & Incident Response group in the Austin office.

“The addition of Stephanie will help us deepen our impressive bench of environmental lawyers in Texas,” said Baker Botts Managing Partner John Martin. “She is highly respected in her field, with an abundance of experience dealing with key legal and policy matters. We are excited to welcome her to Baker Botts.”

Ms. Bergeron Perdue joins Baker Botts from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, where she held various management and executive positions, most recently serving as Deputy Executive Director. While at TCEQ, she was instrumental in major environmental policy decisions in the state. She engaged in critical inter-governmental negotiations with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. She also helped develop the Lower Brazos Watermaster program and was highly involved in multiple “Sunset Reviews” on the mission and efficacy of TCEQ.

“Stephanie brings a diverse skill set to the firm, and clients will seek her input on a wide variety of matters,” said Scott Janoe, Section Chair, Environmental, Safety & Incident Response. “Having served in an executive decision-making role at Texas’ key environmental agency for almost a decade, she is well-versed in the challenges and opportunities facing our clients.”

Ms. Bergeron Perdue is a member of the American College of Environmental Lawyers. She earned her J.D. from South Texas College of Law in Houston, and her B.A. from the University of Texas.

“I am delighted to join Baker Botts,” Ms. Bergeron Perdue said. “I look forward to working alongside some of the nation’s top practitioners in this field, some of whom I have worked with for two decades.”

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