Bill Gorton is Chair of the Environmental, Natural Resources & Energy Service Group for the firm. He is national counsel to numerous clients on natural resource, environmental regulatory and land and water resources matters. He has been counsel in the development of more than 10 power plants. He has been Lead Counsel to numerous surety companies regarding over $2 billion in financial guarantees on defaulting mining operations, hazardous waste facilities and solid waste disposal facilities throughout the United States. He has been primary environmental counsel in the development of interstate pipeline associated with major natural gas resource development. He also counsels on large natural resource and energy, business or corporate transactions, and project development assessing and addressing environmental regulatory issues and accomplishing clients goals.
Before embarking on a law career, Mr. Gorton managed many projects as an environmental consultant on projects throughout the U.S.
- "Coal Bankruptcies: Current Issues," presented at the EMLF 37th Annual Institute, Charlestown, S.C., June 14, 2016
- "Current Issues and Perspectives on SMCRA Reclamation Bonding," with W. Blaine Early III, presented before U.S. Dept. of Interior, Office of Surface Mining, Washington, DC, February 11, 2016
- "Financial Assurances, Suretyship and Bonding," 2015 Kentucky Mineral Law Conference, Energy & Mineral Law Foundation, October 22, 2015