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Brian Clark

United States
Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC

Brian Clark has a diverse practice that spans over 30 years and covers three primary areas: environmental counseling, administrative and toxic tort litigation and governmental relations.

As chair of the firm's Environmental practice group, Brian handles a variety of complex energy transactions, permitting compliance issues, litigation involving oil and gas producers and midstream companies, and transactions involving Brownfield properties for commercial, industrial and energy clients ranging from family-owned businesses to Fortune 100 companies. He counsels energy clients on corporate governance and environmental permits, as well as state funding sources.

Brian has also been involved in landmark environmental and energy legislative initiatives for business clients for over 30 years. Brian has assisted industry groups in providing valuable input in the development of the Pennsylvania Land Recycling Act, regulations and technical guidance. Brian was involved in the development of deregulation programs for natural gas and electricity before the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission and the General Assembly.

Brian has served as an advisor on Pennsylvania environmental and energy policy issues to three gubernatorial candidates, including former Governors Tom Ridge and Tom Corbett. He previously served on the transition teams for Governor Tom Corbett and Attorney General Mike Fisher.

Brian formerly was majority counsel to the Pennsylvania Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee. In this capacity, he drafted major state environmental laws, including the Oil and Gas Act, state Superfund Act, the Storage Tank Act, and the Municipal Waste Planning, Waste Reduction and Recycling Act.

An active lecturer on environmental topics for the Pennsylvania Bar Institute and the Chamber of Business and Industry, he has authored a variety of articles, book chapters and handbooks. In 2007, Brian was selected by his peers for the Pennsylvania Super Lawyers® list and has also been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® since 2007. He is recognized as a leading environmental lawyer by Chambers USA.