HOUSTON – Texas-based litigation boutique Hicks Thomas LLP is pleased
to congratulate firm colleague Eric Grant on his appointment to be a Deputy
Assistant Attorney General in the U.S. Department of Justice.
Mr. Grant, an appellate specialist, will be supervising appeals for the
Department’s Environment and Natural Resources Division, which enforces
some 150 federal civil and criminal statutes. Mr. Grant will play a leading
role in directing the government’s handling of the most significant
disputes arising under U.S. environmental law – issues involving
clean air, clean water, endangered species, and hazardous waste, among others.
“We’re incredibly proud of the work Eric has done here at Hicks
Thomas,” said firm co-founder John B. Thomas. “He exemplifies
the high quality of lawyers available to our clients. Our nation will
be getting a tremendously dedicated, talented, and insightful lawyer.”
A board-certified appellate law specialist, Mr. Grant is no stranger to
important federal legal matters. He has argued cases before the U.S. Supreme
Court, served in the DOJ’s Office of Legal Counsel, and clerked
for two Supreme Court Justices, Clarence Thomas and the late Warren Burger.
During his eight years at Hicks Thomas LLP, he has successfully defended
clients in litigation involving Superfund and other environmental contamination
claims. He also won a unanimous decision in the California Supreme Court
that established the right of ratepayers to lower utility rates charged
by public agencies.
“I am looking forward to advancing the new administration’s
environmental policies in appellate courts around the country,”
said Mr. Grant. “But after eight years I will miss collaborating
with the talented team of litigators at Hicks Thomas.”
Founded in 1997, Texas-based Hicks Thomas LLP is a premier litigation firm
representing plaintiffs and defendants across the nation. With offices
in Houston, Austin, Beaumont, Amarillo, and Sacramento, California, the
firm provides in-depth experience in cases involving oil and gas, environmental
and natural resources, complex commercial, toxic tort, construction, products
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