Jeffrey H. Wood


Jeffrey Wood Baker Botts Washington

Washington, D.C.

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  • Over two decades of experience in the practice of environmental and natural resources law.
  • Led the U.S. Justice Department's Environment and Natural Resources Division for two years as Acting Assistant Attorney General and Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General.
  • Representing industrial clients in the energy, chemicals, manufacturing, and transportation sector in response to federal and state environmental enforcement actions.
  • Representing companies and national trade associations in litigation related to major environmental regulations.
  • Represented major business association as intervenor in D.C. Circuit litigation concerning Affordable Clean Energy Rule.
  • Defended in federal district court presidential order concerning offshore energy production in Alaska.
  • Work with Bureau of Safety & Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) on matters related to offshore energy production, lease terms and extensions, and decommissioning activities. 
  • Represented chemical company in environmental citizen suit litigation under the Clean Water Act.
  • Represented energy company in breach of contract and indemnity litigation in federal district court in Florida.
  • Advising energy infrastructure companies in relation to NEPA compliance and project development.
  • Represented chemical company in response to Clean Air Act non-compliance issues.
  • Granted favorable outcomes on behalf of private clients in Clean Water Act NPDES enforcement matters.
  • Represented electric utility in power plant siting litigation.
  • Prepared testimony on energy policy for corporate chief executive appearing before congressional committees.
  • Filed amicus brief in the U.S. Supreme Court and Ninth Circuit concerning environmental regulation and tribal jurisdiction.
  • Filed amicus brief on behalf of national trade associations in the Ninth Circuit concerning federal regulation of lithium mining
  • Authored and filed environmental law amicus brief in D.C. Circuit on behalf of 205 members of Congress in Clean Power Plan litigation.
  • Served as environmental counsel to a U.S. Senator, and as the Republican Staff Director for the Senate Subcommittee on Water & Wildlife (112th Congress) and Republican Staff Director for the Senate Subcommittee on Clean Air & Nuclear Safety (113th Congress).