Former Deputy General Counsel of EPA Joins Dinsmore & Shohl

September 21, 2010News Releases

Dinsmore & Shohl LLP is pleased to announce that Mary Ann Poirier, former Deputy General Counsel for the United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA), has joined the firm as Of Counsel in the Litigation Department and Environmental Practice Group. She will practice in the firm's Dayton, Ohio office.

"We feel very fortunate that Mary Ann decided to join us. She adds a level of experience to our environmental practice that we have not had before," said Tim Hoffman, Chair of Dinsmore & Shohl's Environmental Practice Group. "As Deputy General Counsel at USEPA, one of Mary Ann's many responsibilities was coordinating the Agency's climate change legal framework during the Bush Administration. She will bring valuable insight to our clients in connection with high level environmental policy issues that impact their business."

As Deputy General Counsel, Poirier primarily was responsible for providing and presenting legal advice to the EPA Administrator, EPA leadership, and officials at the White House and other agencies. She also oversaw the Agency's legal response on a number of controversial issues impacting manufacturers and utilities, including climate change and other significant air and water issues.

Earlier in her career, Poirier served as a partner in the Washington, DC office of Baker Botts L.L.P. While with Baker Botts, her practice focused on energy-related projects, transactions, and litigation, particularly regulatory issues. Her clients included natural gas pipeline companies, gas distributors, gas and oil producers, and large industrial energy consumers. Poirier earned her J.D. from Vanderbilt University Law School and her B.CME. from the University of Dayton.