Shawn M. LaTourette, a Director in the Gibbons P.C. Environmental Department, has been appointed Chief Counsel to the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP).
Mr. LaTourette, who has handled a wide range of environmental permitting, counseling, and litigation matters for Gibbons clients since 2015, will now be advising the NJDEP on various legal and policy matters while overseeing NJDEP’s offices of litigation, natural resource damages, special projects, dispute resolution, and economic analysis.
“Shawn is a talented lawyer with an incredibly bright future,” stated Patrick C. Dunican Jr., Chairman and Managing Director of Gibbons. “He will certainly bring the same passion and dedication that we witness every day to his new team at the NJDEP.”
Mr. LaTourette is recognized as a leading environmental litigator in the state by Super Lawyers Rising Stars. He earned his J.D., summa cum laude, from Rutgers University School of Law – Camden, where he was Lead Notes & Case Notes Editor for the Rutgers Law Review, and his B.A., magna cum laude, from Rutgers University.