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April 28, 2015
WASHINGTON, DC, April 28, 2015 — Who’s Who Legal honored Covington's Theodore Garrett with its first Lifetime Achievement Award for his outstanding accomplishments and contributions to the legal sector.
“Ted Garrett garnered more votes than any other lawyer for 10 consecutive years, and his peers were unanimous in their appreciation of his market-leading practice,” said Tom Barnes, legal editor of Who’s Who. “He exemplifies the dedication and commitment of lawyers to not just their clients but also to shaping laws and regulations.”
Who’s Who Legal has named Mr. Garrett the “International Lawyer of the Year in Environmental Law” for the past decade. In announcing the award, Who’s Who Legal stated that “Garrett is a former ten-time recipient of our ‘Environment Lawyer of the Year’ award and a leading name in the international legal market.” The awards are co-sponsored by the ABA Section of International Law.
Mr. Garrett represents multinational corporations in transactions, litigation and regulatory proceedings at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and other agencies. His practice involves major regulatory and enforcement issues and transactions, particularly involving air quality, water quality, energy and climate change, hazardous waste, and natural resource damages. He has been lead industry counsel in numerous lawsuits seeking judicial review of EPA air and water regulations and has represented clients in numerous Superfund matters. Mr. Garrett also advises clients on compliance and related business issues and has been extensively involved in administrative proceedings and litigation, including Supreme Court cases.
Mr. Garrett has spoken and written extensively in the environmental area. He is the editor and principal author of The Environmental Law Manual and the RCRA Practice Manual, and is a contributing author to Environmental Litigation and The Clean Water Act Handbook, Litigators on Experts, and Environmental Liability and Insurance Recovery, all books published by the ABA.
He is a former chair of the ABA Section of Environment, Energy and Resources and remains involved in section activities. He is also a member of the American College of Environmental Law, where he serves on the Board of Regents.
Mr. Garrett received his bachelor’s degree from Yale College and his law degree from Columbia University. He served as a law clerk to U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice Warren E. Burger, and worked as a special assistant to William H. Rehnquist when he was Assistant Attorney General in charge of the Office of Legal Counsel at the Department of Justice.