Husch Blackwell has added a litigator to its environmental and natural resources group in the firm's Washington office.
Scott Stewart, formerly a partner at Patton Boggs, joins Husch Blackwell as a partner. He has provided counseling on matters related to the Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, Oil Pollution Act, Resources Conservation and Recovery Act and Toxic Substances Control Act, among others.
Before joining Patton Boggs in 2009, Stewart served as a trial attorney in the environmental enforcement section of the Department of Justice's Environment and Natural Resources Division. At the DOJ, he worked on civil litigation.
In an interview, Stewart said he was attracted to the firm because it offers a full array of services and has a strong client base.
"The environment and natural resources group is one of the most robust groups in the United States filled with well-seasoned partners and a very deep bench with great associates," Stewart said. "I think my unique background and expertise allows me to provide much more cost effective solutions for clients and to try and address the challenges they're facing."