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WASHINGTON, D.C. (October 1, 2020) - Perkins Coie announced today that Edward (Ted) Boling and Stacey Bosshardt are joining the firm’s Environment, Energy & Resources practice in the Washington, D.C., office. Ted and Stacey will expand the firm’s nationally prominent project development and infrastructure practice.

Ted will be joining Perkins Coie from the White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ), where he served as the country’s top National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) lawyer. Over the past three decades, Ted has served in the U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI), CEQ, and the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) in both Democratic and Republican administrations. Stacey joins from the DOJ where she served as an assistant chief in the Environment and Natural Resources Division and was a leading litigator for the federal government. Over their careers in federal service, Ted and Stacey have played key roles in the environmental review and permitting of many major infrastructure projects and related litigation.

“Ted and Stacey define the very best of the environmental bar,” said Karen McGaffey, firmwide chair of Perkins Coie’s Environment, Energy & Resources Practice. “Ted is respected around the country as the go-to lawyer on all things related to NEPA and project development. No one has a better understanding of the nation’s core environmental law. Stacey’s 17 years of experience at the Department of Justice included litigation involving major infrastructure and energy projects, public lands, and a broad range of environmental issues. We’re excited to welcome Ted and Stacey to our growing team.”

“Perkins Coie continues to expand its capabilities to support the nation’s most ambitious and sophisticated private and public-sector project developers,” said Bill Malley, firmwide managing partner. “This has been a top priority for us. In the past year, we have added highly regarded project development attorney Tom Jensen and energy attorney Jane Rueger to our Washington office, and now we are bringing Ted and Stacey onto the team. We are ideally positioned to help our clients successfully plan, execute, and defend their projects, no matter how challenging.”

Ted and Stacey will focus their practices on providing insightful and effective legal counsel to clients investing in a range of projects—including renewable energy, resource development, transportation and infrastructure.

“Perkins Coie continues to grow its Washington, D.C. presence, including through strategic hiring, which further improves and deepens the legal counsel we can provide to national and international clients,” said Bruce Spiva, Washington, D.C., office managing partner. “The marketplace remains highly competitive and it’s a testament to the firm’s platform and culture of collaboration that we can attract and recruit attorneys of Ted and Stacey’s caliber.”

Ted’s extensive government legal experience also includes the DOI where he served as deputy solicitor for public lands and deputy solicitor for fish and wildlife and parks, and the DOJ, where he was a senior trial attorney. Stacey’s additional experience includes serving in the Office of White House Counsel and as counsel to the U.S. Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Government Affairs. Ted will join Perkins Coie as a partner, and Stacey joins as a senior counsel.

Perkins Coie’s Environment, Energy and Resources (EER) practice includes more than 100 attorneys in offices across the United States and is widely recognized for its project development work. Chambers USA ranks the firm’s environmental group as one of the nation’s top practices. Perkins Coie’s EER lawyers also have high ratings in The International Who’s Who of Environmental Lawyers, Super Lawyers and Best Lawyers. Perkins Coie was named U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Law Firm of the Year” in natural resources law in both 2016 and 2019.

Perkins Coie is a leading international law firm that is known for providing high value, strategic solutions and extraordinary client service on matters vital to our clients’ success. With more than 1,200 lawyers in offices across the United States and Asia, we provide a full array of corporate, commercial litigation, intellectual property, and regulatory legal advice to a broad range of clients, including many of the world’s most innovative companies and industry leaders as well as public and not-for-profit organizations.

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