Gary Baise, a principal at OFW Law who is also co-head of the litigation practice, specializes in the Clean Water Act; Clean Air
Act; National Environmental Policy Act; Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act; and Solid Waste Disposal Act. He has defended clients, including farm producers, in several of the leading wetlands enforcement cases under the Clean Water Act in federal courts. He has served as lead trial counsel for port authorities, housing and commercial developers, municipalities, farm and construction equipment manufacturers, and chemical industries in federal and state courts in cases involving government enforcement activities and citizen lawsuits. Mr. Baise was the first chief of staff to the first U.S. Environmental Protection Agency administrator and subsequently became director of the EPA's Office of Legislation. He also served as executive assistant to the acting director of the FBI, associate deputy attorney general and acting deputy attorney general in the U.S. Department of Justice.