John H. Grady III

Jack Grady represents clients in litigation, transactions, investigations, and regulatory matters involving all environmental media. Jack has represented clients in the defense of civil and criminal environmental enforcement actions, private party environmental claims, and other environmental litigation. Jack has successfully defended CERCLA parent-operator liability cases and has served as common counsel to a PRP group. He also has assisted clients in the creation, sale, and purchase of emission reduction credits and recently negotiated a carbon sequestration agreement for the creation of greenhouse gas emission credits. He regularly manages environmental due diligence and contract negotiations in mergers and acquisitions. Jack's practice also has included general litigation matters, including defense claims under the federal False Claims Act.

While at the Department of Justice he handled environmental enforcement matters under CERCLA, RCRA, the Clean Air Act, and the Clean Water Act. He served as lead trial counsel on several matters resulting in favorable trial judgments and assisted in the defense of these judgments on appeal.

While at DOJ he received DOJ's Special Achievement Award and two U.S. EPA Bronze Medals. He contributed as an instructor in several DOJ training programs and at EPA's RCRA Workshop. Prior to joining DOJ, Jack served as staff counsel to the United States Senate Judiciary Committee, where he assisted in the management of legislation on the Senate floor and in the preparation for and conduct of Senate hearings on the nomination of Clarence Thomas to the United States Supreme Court.

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Areas of Practice 1) Environmental, 2) Health & Safety, 3) Government Regulation, 4) Product Liability Litigation, 5) Environmental Litigation and 6) Environmental Transactions
Law School New England School of Law
Admitted Year 1997
Education Boston College (B.A., 1975)
Bar Member / Association Massachusetts; Georgia; U.S. District Courts for the District of Massachusetts, Northern District of Georgia, and Central District of Illinois; and U.S. Courts of Appeals for the First and Eleventh Circuits
Most recent firm Jones Day
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