ATLANTA – Barnes & Thornburg has added Richard E. Glaze Jr. as a partner in the firm’s Environmental Law Department in the Atlanta office.
Glaze represents corporations and municipalities in enforcement and compliance matters. He focuses on the defense of environmental, administrative, civil and criminal proceedings at the federal and state levels, including before the Department of Justice and local environmental, medical and pharmacy boards. Glaze is a former U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 4 criminal investigations division counsel and has deep experience in criminal and civil matters that come before the agency.
Glaze also focuses his practice on environmental permitting, regulatory enforcement issues, and defending fraud claims against medical providers. In addition, he has experience with a number of water and waste matters including stormwater, wastewater, hazardous waste and state Superfund sites.
“Richard is an impressive attorney with far-reaching knowledge of key federal and state environmental agencies impacting the businesses and municipalities we represent,” says John T.L. Koenig office managing partner in Atlanta. “We’re seeing an increase in water matters arising from aging infrastructure and an economy that’s driving real estate transactions, both issues that Richard focuses on heavily and will skillfully navigate on behalf of our clients.”
Glaze is active in the local legal community and serves on the Georgia Association of Water Professionals Industrial Committee, the Atlanta Bar Association CLE Board of Trustees and is Past Chair of the Atlanta Bar Association Environmental and Toxic Tort Section board. He earned his J.D. from the University of North Carolina Law School and his B.S. from Davidson College.
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