Harry Grant Named an Energy and Environmental Trailblazer by The National Law Journal

March 9, 2018 – Press Releases

Fox Rothschild LLP congratulates Harry E. Grant, who was lauded as a 2018 Energy and Environmental Law Trailblazer by The National Law Journal.

The award honors attorneys for their profound impact in regulatory, compliance and litigation work in this field.  Honorees were selected from hundreds of nominated attorneys.

Grant was noted for changing the way environmental lawyers in the Northwest represent businesses. He seizes opportunities to work with elected officials, Indian tribes, scientists and environmental and community groups to forge solutions outside the adversarial system. His innovative approach to public-private diplomacy has won acclaim and secured lasting ecological improvements. 

Grant is acclaimed for his work on the largest dam-removal project in U.S. history, which eliminated two major dams on the Elwha River in 2011 and 2012. Congressional staff relied on him in drafting the Elwha River Ecosystem and Fisheries Restoration Act, signed by President Bush in 1992. His contributions to the Act led to legislation effecting a major environmental recovery that helped revitalize the ecosystem and wildlife research around Washington’s Olympic Peninsula.

Named as one of Seattle’s “Top Business Lawyers” in environmental law by Seattle Business Monthly magazine and as a leader in environmental law by Chambers USA, Grant focuses his practice on dispute resolution, regulatory compliance and corporate transactions in the environmental, energy and natural resources sectors. He represents businesses in environmental enforcement and related claims under CERCLA, MTCA, the Clean Air Act and similar local laws, and in structuring transactions that involve environmental constraints.

Grant earned his J.D. from the University of Oregon School of Law and his B.S., magna cum laude, from Western Washington University.