Joel H. Mack

  • Partner
  • Ejoel.mack@lw.com
  • 811 Main Street
  • Suite 3700
  • Houston, TX 77002
  • USA
  • T +1.713.546.7438
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Profile

Joel H. Mack, a partner in the Houston office and Global Chair of the Environmental Transactional Support Practice, provides over 30 years of experience advising on the transactional, environmental, and regulatory issues associated with all sectors of the oil and gas industry, power, mining, and chemical industries, in addition to the development, financing, and entitlements for telecommunications and other industrial and public infrastructure facilities.

Mr. Mack advises on:

  • Oil and gas
  • Power and renewables
  • Metals and mining
  • Cleantech
  • Climate change and carbon markets

Mr. Mack counsels numerous clients on Federal Superfund (CERCLA), the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), Clean Water Act, Clean Air Act, and various federal and state laws, both in litigation and compliance matters.


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Experience

Mr. Mack has extensive experience handling a wide variety of infrastructure, energy, and environmental projects, including mergers and acquisitions, permitting, development, and financing of major infrastructure projects (including oil and gas, alternative energy, chemical, industrial, telecommunications, and other linear facilities, solid waste, and hazardous waste facilities), compliance counseling, M&A, climate change, project finance, and real estate transactions.

Mr. Mack is repeatedly recognized for his environmental work by leading industry publications including Chambers USA 20042011 (CA), 20152020 (TX), The Legal 500 US 2018-2020, and Who's Who Legal* 2018.

*Who’s Who is published by Law Business Research Limited

Thought Leadership

  • Equator Principles Transition: How EP4 Will Impact Projects in High-Income Countries -  December 23, 2020
  • Equator Principles Update: EP4 and Projects in High-Income Countries -  June 10, 2020
  • Equator Principles Association Releases Equator Principles 4 for Consultation -  July 11, 2019
  • Court Strikes Down BLM Hydraulic Fracturing Rule -  June 23, 2016
  • Hydraulic Fracturing Update: Legal Developments and Trends - Q&A -  April 7, 2014
  • Clean Energy Law Report: White House Announces Methane Reduction Strategy -  April 01, 2014
  • The Latest on California’s Evolving Hydraulic Fracking and Well Stimulation Regulations -  February 04, 2014
  • Agency Sets The Stage For Fracking's Future In Calif. -  December 06, 2013
  • California Agency Releases Draft Rules for Fracking, Begins to Implement Recent State Legislation -  November 25, 2013
  • The Public Servant - Koontz Decision Extends Property Owners’ Constitutional Protections -  October 01, 2013
  • Koontz Decision Extends Property Owners’ Constitutional Protections -  July 17, 2013
  • Video: Oil and Gas Industry Forum Conference - November 2012 -  November 07, 2012
  • Video: Joel Mack Talks About the Firm's Environmental Transactional Support Practice (Video Interview) -  September 05, 2012
  • Proposed Rule on Hydraulic Fracturing on Federal and Tribal Lands -  May 24, 2012
  • A 1st for Fracking: EPA's Air Emissions Regulations -  May 11, 2012
  • EPA Issues First Air Regulations for Hydraulically-Fractured Gas Wells & Associated O&G Development Equipment -  April 26, 2012
  • Tracking Frack Attacks in 2011 -  August 12, 2011
  • Key Developments in Hydraulic Fracturing Regulation Through Mid-2011: Lifting of New York Moratorium, Texas Disclosure and Proposed Federal Regulations -  August 3, 2011
  • All RECs Are Local: How In-State Generation Requirements Adversely Affect Development of a Robust REC Market -  May 1, 2011
  • Obama Administration Accelerates Commitment to Offshore Wind Projects -  December 22, 2010
  • Hydraulic Fracturing in the Marcellus Shale: Delaware River Basin Commission Issues Draft Regulations and the Recent Developments in New York -  December 16, 2010
  • California Air Resources Board Adopts Renewable Electricity Standard Raising California’s Renewable Mandate to 33 Percent by 2020 -  October 21, 2010
  • CPUC Authorizes Tradable RECs for RPS Compliance, but Significantly Limits Most Out-of-State Resources -  March 25, 2010
  • Renewable Energy: 33 Percent by 2020 -  March 25, 2010
  • CARB Issues Draft Regulations to Raise California’s Renewable Electricity Standard to 33 Percent by 2020 -  March 22, 2010
  • Energy Committees Newsletter: Delivering on Renewable Energy -  January 1, 2010
  • Daily Journal: Delivering on Renewable Energy -  September 28, 2009
  • Governor Schwarzenegger Issues Executive Order to Increase California’s Renewables Portfolio Standard After Threatening to Veto Similar Legislation -  September 23, 2009
  • USEXIM and OPIC Agree to Consider More Climate Change Issues and to Tighter NEPA Requirements in their Financings -  February 19, 2009

Presentations

  • Oil & Gas Transactions Seminar -  September 09, 2014
“One of the top environmental lawyers in the country, good at translating the law and finding solutions to problems.”Chambers USA 2020
Bar Qualification
  • Texas
Education
  • JD, The University of Texas School of Law, 1984
  • BS, University of Minnesota, 1980
Industries
  • Energy & Infrastructure
  • Technology
Practices
  • Environment, Land & Resources
  • Project Development & Finance
  • Project Siting & Approvals