J. Tom Boer has joined the Leadership Council of the Environmental Law Institute. Boer is a partner with Hunton & Williams in San Francisco, where he focuses on environmental litigation and compliance. Boer represents companies, municipal utilities, and individuals in environmental lawsuits, including defending governmental and citizen suit environmental enforcement actions, and in responding to catastrophic environmental emergencies and chemical releases, and with toxics cleanups and cost recoveries. Before private practice, he was a trial attorney with the Environment Enforcement Section of the U.S. Department of Justice Division of Environment and Natural Resources and with the USEPA’s Office of General Counsel. While with the Justice Department, Boer prosecuted cases under federal environmental laws, including the Clean Air Act, the Clean Water Act, CERCLA, FIFRA, the Oil Pollution Act, and the Park Resources Protection Act. He is a vice chair of the Section’s Environmental Enforcement and Crimes Committee.
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