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Congratulations to Shawn LaTourette on being nominated by Governor Murphy as the next DEP Commissioner

Lieberman Blecher & Sinkevich congratulate Shawn LaTourette on his nomination as the new Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner by Governor Phil Murphy earlier today.  Shawn has been the Acting Commissioner of the DEP since January.

Shawn was our colleague at Lieberman Blecher & Sinkevich for many years where he worked on environmental litigation and regulatory matters. Shawn is an exceedingly talented lawyer.

Shawn has decades of experience spanning the spectrum of environmental law, policy, and regulation and working with clients of various industries and interest groups. “Shawn did wonderful work during his time with us and we have no doubt that he has the knowledge and expertise to take on this important role and do so successfully,” remarked Shari Blecher, one of the firm’s shareholders.

Shawn first joined the DEP in 2018 as the Chief Legal and Regulatory policy advisor to the then-Commissioner, Catherine R. McCabe, who recently retired. As Commissioner, Shawn is responsible for overseeing the implementation of environmental regulation and policy for the entire state, which includes managing an agency staff of over 3,000 employees.

All of us at Lieberman Blecher & Sinkevich are very proud of Commissioner LaTourette and all of the hard work that he has undertaken. We know firsthand that the DEP will be in very good hands as he formally takes the helm going forward.

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