Bart Kempf

Bart Kempf has a diverse practice involving litigation, agency proceedings, enforcement actions, compliance and legislative counseling, and transactional matters concerning a broad range of environmental, land use, and natural resources law. Bart has worked on national, state, and local issues related to several federal statutes and their state counterparts, including the Clean Water Act, the Clean Air Act, CERCLA, RCRA, FIFRA, the Endangered Species Act, and the National Environmental Policy Act. His matters implicate a number of federal agencies, including the Environmental Protection Agency, the Department of Agriculture, the Department of the Interior, and the Department of Homeland Security. Bart also has experience addressing global and U.S. product regulation issues.

Bart has particular expertise with litigation, regulatory, government affairs, and product stewardship issues related to genetically engineered crops, herbicides, and insecticides. Through this work, he has collaborated with scientists and consultants on risk assessments, toxicology, and other technical aspects of litigation and regulatory matters. Bart also possesses extensive experience addressing environmental, regulatory, and real estate aspects of mergers and acquisitions, financings, IPOs, and other transactions. Building on his experience as counsel in the U.S. Senate, he has advised a range of clients on federal legislative and agency issues.

For nearly a decade, Bart has practiced environmental, land use, and natural resources law in Washington, D.C. From 2011 until 2016, Bart was a member of the Environment, Land, and Resources Department at Latham & Watkins. He also served as senior counsel on the staff of the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, where he worked on environmental, energy, food safety, antitrust, nominations, and civil rights issues. Before working in the U.S. Senate, Bart handled litigation and environmental matters in the Washington, D.C., office of Beveridge & Diamond. During law school, Bart interned in the Office of U.S. Senator Blanche Lincoln, the U.S. Department of Justice, Consumer Protection Branch, and the Urban Land Institute.

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Job Types Counsel
Areas of Practice 1) Real Estate, 2) Environmental, 3) Life Sciences Industry Team, 4) Litigation, 5) Zoning and Land Use and 6) Energy
Law School Georgetown University Law Center (J.D.,2007)
Education University of Virginia (M.Ed.,2001);Sewanee-The University of the South (B.A.,1996)
Bar Member / Association District of Columbia State Bar Association,Arkansas State Bar Association
Most recent firm Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP
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