John B. King
Partner— Baton Rouge
John B. King represents companies and trade associations in environmental regulatory matters including permitting, compliance assurance, enforcement actions, toxic tort defense, and litigation. He focuses on manufacturing and energy sectors, including oil and gas production facilities and pipelines, liquid and bulk tank terminals, chemical facilities, sugar mills, waste disposal sites, and construction projects. Mr. King has been involved in a variety of regulatory matters with state and federal agencies (such as the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality, the Louisiana Department of Natural Resources, the Environmental Protection Agency, and the Corps of Engineers). He has negotiated enforcement settlements, obtained favorable determinations in permitting and compliance matters, litigated enforcement and permit matters, and advised clients in a variety of industries on compliance, enforcement, and permitting issues. Formerly, Mr. King was Director of Regulatory & Legal Affairs for a large oil and gas waste disposal company and responsible for its environmental and safety programs. He also served, for many years, as Chief Attorney for Enforcement with the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality. While with the LDEQ, Mr. King personally prosecuted, or oversaw the prosecution of, enforcement actions issued by the LDEQ, handled major permitting matters, and successfully litigated matters in state courts, federal courts, and administrative tribunals. Mr. King has an AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rating by Martindale-Hubbell.