Joel Mack, the former Global Chair of the Environmental Transaction Support Practice, provides more than 30 years of experience advising on the transactional, environmental, and regulatory issues associated with all sectors of the oil and gas, 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.

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 2018-2021,and Who's Who Legal* 2018.

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

Bar Qualification

  • Texas


  • JD, The University of Texas School of Law, 1984
  • BS, University of Minnesota, 1980