Gary Pasheilich is a member of the Environmental, Safety & Health Practice Group and has diverse experience with complex civil and administrative matters involving federal and state air, water and hazardous waste laws. Gary counsels clients on environmental compliance, due diligence, permitting and enforcement, and has substantial experience with major federal environmental statutes, including the Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA), and the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), as well as various state programs.
Prior to joining Squire Patton Boggs in 2012, Gary was an assistant attorney general in the Environmental Enforcement Section of the Ohio Attorney General’s Office for six years where he served as a trial lawyer in numerous matters involving air pollution permitting, enforcement and administrative procedures. He has briefed and argued before the Tenth District Court of Appeals and the Ohio Supreme Court, and various Ohio courts of common pleas. He represented the Director of the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency in more than 50 appeals before the Environmental Review Appeals Commission, involving a wide range of permitting and rule-development issues. Gary served as Chair of the Advanced Energy Task Force, an AGO-driven initiative to develop and facilitate a coordinated response by several state agencies to S.B. 221, which established Ohio’s renewal portfolio standards requiring that 25% of Ohio’s electricity generation be derived from alternative energy sources by 2025.
Gary is a member of the Ohio State and American Bar Associations. He previously served as a Vice Chair of the ABA’s Section of Environment, Energy and Resources Litigation Committee and serves as a Vice Chair of SEER Air Quality Committee, where he also authors the Region 5 quarterly update. He participates in various pro bono programs.