Boston Office Expands with Addition of Brook Detterman
Brook's practice encompasses both traditional environmental matters and emerging issues in the areas of energy and climate change. His experience also includes complex environmental litigation, transactional due diligence, and regulatory counseling, with a focus on the Clean Air Act, the Clean Water Act, the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act, and other state and federal environmental laws.
“We are pleased to welcome Brook to the firm and our busy and growing Boston practice. His experience and familiarity with a range of environmental programs will provide great value to clients,” said Boston Managing Principal Marc Goldstein.
Highlights of Brook's experience include:
- Helping clients understand and manage renewable energy policies, carbon emissions requirements, domestic and international carbon offset markets, and the emerging regulatory landscape surrounding natural gas extraction and hydraulic fracturing.
- Managing discovery, litigation strategy, and joint defense activities for multiple clients in a complex New Jersey Spill Act case involving over three hundred parties and multiyear trial proceedings.
- Serving as primary counsel in a Third Circuit appeal of an EPA regulatory action directed at an electric generating facility.
- Conducting transactional due diligence and developing risk mitigation strategies for numerous transactions in the mining, energy, transportation, and manufacturing sectors.
Prior to joining B&D, Brook was an associate in the environmental department of a large international law firm. He also served as a law clerk at the U.S. Department of Justice, Environment and Natural Resources Division.
Before attending law school, Brook had a successful eight-year career in the database and business intelligence consulting industry. This experience enables him to apply data-driven solutions to legal problems, particularly during technical litigation or regulatory proceedings.