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Vinson & Elkins Hires Mike Wigmore, Environmental Co-Chair from Bingham McCutchen
Vinson & Elkins LLP has brought into its environmental practice group the former co-chair of McCutchen’s Environmental, Land Use and Natural Resources Group, Michael Wigmore. Wigmore has a “nationally recognized practice” and has already represented several of V&E’s energy clients. Wigmore has a reputation of an environmental lawyer who manages natural resource, environmental and public land issues in state and federal administrative agencies in court as well as before Congress.
Michael Wigmore started his career in 1990 with Swidler Berlin, which later merged with Bingham in 2006. He is know for his work dealing with endangered species and the National Environmental Policy Act as well as the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the EPA regarding issues involving the wetlands.
V&E’s chairman, Mark Kelly commented, “Mike has established a strong national practice and brings important experience in natural resources permitting, regulation and litigation when it comes to endangered species, wetlands, archaeology and NEPA issues.” He went on to say that V&E’s clients in the energy industry will “look for us for such counsel and will seek out Mike’s substantial experience given the increasing challenges they face under these statutes in administrative proceedings and litigation.”
Michael Wigmore noted, “ V&E provides an excellent platform made up of a very talented and highly regarded team of environmental lawyers I respect.” He summed up to say that he was excited to embrace this opportunity and ready to join his experience into V&E’s practice – one that is well known, highly regarded, and with “long standing ties to the energy industry.”
Welcoming Michael aboard, the head of V&E’s Environmental Practice, Carol Dinkins comments,” Mike is a delightful, intelligent, congenial and collaborative lawyer, who will fit well into our culture.”
V&E’s environmental practice is nationally known for its expertise in environmental litigation that handles civil and criminal enforcement to private-arty litigation, crisis management and response. Vinson & Elkins LLP is an international law firm with over 675 lawyers in 16 offices around the globe.
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