Gallagher & Kennedy announced that Henry Darwin joined the firm as a Shareholder and member of the firm’s Environmental team. Having spent 25+ years of service in government, with the last decade in senior executive leadership at state and federal levels, Henry delivers an undeniably deep bench of environmental law and government know-how. Henry comes to the firm having held an array of important and prestigious government positions, including:

• Acting Deputy Administrator and Chief Operating Officer (COO) of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

• Director of the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ)

• Chief Operating Officer (COO) for the State of Arizona (under Governor Ducey)

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Henry Darwin

The firm’s Managing Partner, Dean Short, noted: “We are proud to have Henry at our firm. His knowledge of and first-hand experience with government adds even more depth to our Environmental practice.” He continued: “Henry’s value in providing environmental government-related strategic advice that is practical, effectual and relationship-affirming will serve our clients well.”

David Kimball, the head of the firm’s Environmental and Natural Resources practice group commented: “Henry truly practices at the intersection of government and business environmental issues… there is no one like him practicing today.” He went on to say: “Henry will serve as the catalyst for our client’s understanding of what it takes to be successful with government when it comes to resolving complex and/or difficult environmental issues in a far more productive and collaborative manner.”

On joining the firm, Henry commented: “I chose Gallagher & Kennedy because I am an Arizonan at heart and believe the firm offers the finest Environmental team in the state and, arguably, in the country.” He went on to say: “The firm offers far more than just the traditional environmental law practice by also advising on lobbying at the legislative and state levels and participating in developing and writing environmental-related law and regulation.” He finished with: “Having worked with practically all of the major law firms in the country at both the state and federal levels over the course of my career, I knew Gallagher & Kennedy was the optimal choice for me for private practice.”