LOS ANGELES, CA, November 21, 2006 — O’Melveny & Myers LLP announced today that Martin J. “Kelly” McTigue, has joined the firm as a partner in the firm’s Los Angeles office. Mr. McTigue joins O’Melveny & Myers from the Los Angeles office of Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP, where his practice focused on counseling clients on a wide range of environmental issues, including environmental and water resources issues, Superfund and hazardous waste law.
“Kelly is a very well-regarded environmental lawyer,” said David Krinsky, Co-Chair of O’Melveny & Myers’ Transactions Practice. “Having practiced extensively in all aspects of the industry, he will be an outstanding asset to many of the firm’s clients, some of whom increasingly face myriad environmental issues.”
Mr. McTigue’s experience in the environmental arena includes water quality, water supply, air quality, reporting obligations, permitting issues, and all aspects of the regulation and remediation of hazardous substances. In addition, he has long-standing relationships with environmental regulatory agencies, including the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, the Army Corp of Engineers, Cal-EPA’s Department of Toxic Substances Control, Department of Health Services, Air Resources Board and the various local air districts, State Water Resources Control Board, the California Energy Commission, and the California Coastal Commission.
“Kelly is one of the leading ‘go-to’ lawyers for clients who need environmental guidance,” said Eric Rothenberg, a partner in the firm’s transactions practice who joined O’Melveny & Myers in December 2005 and previously worked with Mr. McTigue at Morgan Lewis. “In addition to his work with environmental matters, his versatility includes experience with clients engaged in complex transactions. He has also shown himself to be an excellent private equity diligence attorney with a broad understanding of the universe of environmental risks.”
Mr. McTigue received his B.S. from the University of Idaho and his J.D. from Southwestern University School of Law. He began his legal career at McCutchen Black, which later merged into Baker Hostetler. He then spent ten years at Weston Benshoof, becoming partner in 1997. Mr. McTigue joined Morgan Lewis & Bockius in 2002.
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