Beveridge & Diamond
 
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Bryan J. Moore

Principal


98 San Jacinto Boulevard
Suite 1420
Austin, TX 78701-4296
Austin

Practices
Practices
Education
Education
  • The University of Alabama (B.A., Geology, magna cum laude, 1997; Phi Beta Kappa)
  • Tulane Law School (J.D., Certificate in Environmental Law, magna cum laude, 2000; Order of the Coif; Phi Delta Phi)
Bar Admissions & Memberships
Bar Admissions & Memberships
  • Texas
  • District of Columbia
  • Maryland
  • U.S. District Courts: Eastern, Western, Northern and Southern Districts of Texas; District of Columbia
  • U.S. Courts of Appeals: Fifth Circuit; District of Columbia Circuit
  • American Bar Association
  • Texas Bar Association
  • Austin Bar Association
  • Air and Waste Management Association

Bryan helps industrial, commercial, and oil and gas industry clients navigate and resolve contested environmental permitting proceedings, compliance audits, enforcement actions, and litigation so they can construct, operate, and expand their facilities. 

Whether in the substantive area of waste, water, or air regulation, Bryan provides comprehensive representation and strategic counseling from the agency permitting process to the administrative hearing and, ultimately, before the court to which an appeal may be taken.  Bryan represents clients in matters arising under nearly every major federal and Texas environmental program in state and federal courts, as well as before agencies including the U.S. EPA, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, and the Railroad Commission of Texas.  He chairs the firm’s Waste Management and Recycling Practice. 

Bryan’s litigation successes include:

  • Securing a ruling from the Texas Third Court of Appeals, upholding a Texas Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permit for a power plant facility.  The case was one of first impression in Texas concerning the requirements for “cooling water intake structures” for existing power plants.
  • In three separate appellate cases, securing rulings from the Texas Third Court of Appeals and Seventh Court of Appeals upholding permits authorizing the expansions of three Central Texas municipal solid waste landfill facilities.  These expansions provide much needed waste disposal capacity for the rapidly growing Central Texas area.

Bryan is recognized in the 2011-2015 editions of Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business in environmental law. 

He was elected by his peers for inclusion in the 2012-2017 editions of The Best Lawyers in America in the field of environmental law, and was named Best Lawyers’ 2016-17 “Lawyer of the Year” in Austin Environmental Law, having previously received this recognition in 2014-2015. 

At Tulane Law School, Bryan served as Editor in Chief of the Tulane Environmental Law Journal, and was a recipient of the Haber Joseph McCarthy Environmental Law Award. 

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Publications
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Presentations
Presentations

“Environmental Litigation: Staying Ahead of the Plaintiffs’ Bar and Citizen Groups,” Beveridge & Diamond P.C., Texas Environmental Law Roundtable, November 10, 2016 (co-presenter with Bina Reddy)

“CCR Enforcement and Regulatory Issues Affecting Ash Fills and Basins,” Ecology and Environment, Inc., Coal Ash Beneficial Use Symposium, September 13, 2016

“EPA’s Coal Combustion Residuals Rule: An Overview of the Rule with a Focus on Implementation & Enforcement,” Texas Environmental Superconference, August 6, 2015

“The Definition of Solid Waste & the Coal Combustion Residuals Rule,” The Auditing Roundtable, South Central Regional Meeting, August 5, 2015

“Litigating Your Cases: Corporate Representative Depositions and Developments in Contested Case Hearings,” Beveridge & Diamond P.C., Texas Environmental Law Roundtable, June 4, 2015 (co-presenter with Edward Grauman)

“EPA’s New Coal Combustion Residuals Rule: Implications for Future Litigation, Landfills and Impoundments, and Beneficial Use,” Gulf Coast Power Association, March 26, 2015

“Coal Combustion Residuals and New Regulation by EPA: Implications for Future Litigation, Landfills and Impoundments, and Beneficial Use,” Bloomberg BNA Webinar, February 11, 2015 (co-presenter with Pamela Marks and Don Patterson)

“Crisis Management Part I – Response,” Beveridge & Diamond P.C., Texas Environmental Law Roundtable, April 10, 2014 (moderator)

“Fracking and the Environment: What Corporate Counsel From Energy and Non-Energy Sector Companies Need to Know,” Association of Corporate Counsel’s Annual Meeting, October 28, 2013 (panelist)

“It’s the Will to Prepare to Win that Matters: Contested Cases & Appeals,” Beveridge & Diamond P.C., Texas Environmental Law Roundtable, June 6, 2013

“EPA’s Use of Administrative Compliance Orders Post-Sackett,” Association of Corporate Counsel Legal Quick Hit Webinar, October 11, 2012

“Hot Off the Press: Legislative & Contested Case Developments,” Beveridge & Diamond P.C., Texas Environmental Law Roundtable, October 5, 2011

“Environmental Considerations in the Acquisition and Operation of Oil and Gas Properties,” Advanced Oil and Gas Short Course, University of Houston Law Foundation, Continuing Legal Education Course, 2007 - 2009

“EPA’s March 2007 Proposed Revisions to the Definition of Solid Waste,” Texas Association of Environmental Professionals, May 17, 2007