Overview

Garrett provides solutions to clients facing complex regulatory, litigation, and enforcement challenges. He also leverages his experience, having served in each branch of the federal government, to advocate for clients on key issues before Congress, the White House, and federal agencies.

Experience

  • Provided solutions to clients on regulatory, litigation, and enforcement matters.
  • Represented oil and gas companies in major rulemakings on the Clean Air Act at U.S. EPA.
  • Represented automobile manufacturers and agricultural technology companies in response to enforcement actions brought by EPA and the U.S. DOJ under the CAA, Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, and the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act.
  • Represented an agricultural technology company in data compensation claims under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act.
  • Drafted legislation for electric utilities and manufacturing companies on topics such as climate change, wildfires, and Carbon Capture, Utilization and Storage.
  • Built and advanced coalitions to advocate for clients before Congress and the White House.
  • Represented clients in response to investigations by Congress and DOJ.

Accolades

Honors & Recognitions

  • E. Randolph Williams Pro Bono Award: Representation of Vietnam War Veterans in their effort to obtain a Congressional Gold Medal (2024).
  • Pro Bono Spotlight: Negotiated a consent order with a State’s Department of Environmental Protection on behalf of a pro bono client for alleged violations of the State’s Safe Drinking Water Act and implementation regulations (2023).
  • Participant: Originalism Summer Seminar, Georgetown Law’s Center for the Constitution
  • Participant: American Bar Association, Section on Energy, Environment, and Resources, Leadership Development Program

Affiliations

Professional

  • Executive Committee Member, The Federalist Society, Environmental Law & Property Rights Practice Group
  • Co-Chair, American Bar Association, Section on Energy, Environment, and Resources, Air Quality Committee

Insights

Publications

  • March 2023
    Publication
    Author
    The Biden Administration’s Approach to “Further Advancing Racial Equity” at U.S. EPA, The Federalist Society Blog
  • December 15, 2022
    Publication
  • October 12, 2022
    Publication
  • August 2022
    Publication
    Author
    Mississippi v. Tennessee: Equitable Apportionment of an Interstate Water Aquafer, The Federalist Society Blog
  • March 2022
    Publication
    Author
    Regulatory Certainty: A Flight of Fancy for the Migratory Bird Treaty Act, Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy
  • February 2022
    Publication
    Author
    Litigation Update: Louisiana v. Biden and the Social Cost of Carbon, The Federalist Society Blog
  • August 2021
    Publication
    Author
    Environmental Law in the Supreme Court: Highlights from the 2020 Term, The Federalist Society Review
  • August 2021
    Publication
    Author
    What’s in a Number: The Social Cost of Carbon, Georgetown Environmental Law Review
  • November 2018
    Publication
    Co-author
    Global Trends in the Protection of Migratory Birds, American Bar Association Natural Resources & Environment Magazine
  • June 2018
    Publication
    Author
    API v. EPA: Blurring the Line Between EPA Rulemaking Authority and the D.C. Circuit Court’s Power to Revise Final Agency Actions , The Federal Bar Association, The Federal Lawyer Magazine

Blog Posts

News

  • June 2022
    Media Mention
    Publication cited
    History of the [FOIA] Exemption, Administrative Law Texts & Treaties, Federal Information Disclosure, Chapter 15, Section 2
  • February 2022
    Media Mention
    Publication cited
    Commissioner Christie’s dissent from the Certificate Policy and Interim Greenhouse Gas Policy Statements, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

Education

  • JD, University of Maryland School of Law, cum laude, Managing Editor, Journal of Business & Technology Law, 2019
  • MPP, George Mason University, 2016
  • BS, Environmental Science, University of West Florida, 2014

Admissions

District of Columbia

Government Service

Special Advisor for Oversight, US EPA

Counsel for Oversight & Investigations, US House of Representatives, Natural Resources Committee

Legal Fellow, US Senate, Environment and Public Works Committee

Clerkships

Florida Supreme Court

US District Court, Middle District of Florida

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