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Troutman Pepper Lands Ex-Trump EPA Water Official Anna Wildeman

June 17, 2021, 6:35 PM

Anna Wildeman, an EPA Office of Water official during the Trump administration, joined Troutman Pepper Hamilton Sanders LLP, according to the law firm.

Wildeman, the former principal deputy assistant administrator at the water office, is part of Troutman’s environmental and natural resources practice group.

  • Wildeman’s work will include the Clean Water Act, the Biden administration’s pending rewrite of the waters of the U.S., and the section 401 water quality certification rule, according to the firm.
  • The EPA said June 9 that it, along with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, plans to launch rulemakings to restore the pre-2015 definition of the waters of the U.S., which is likely to spur new rounds of litigation.
  • Wildeman is the former director of the Wisconsin Department of Justice’s environmental protection unit. She has also served as an environmental and agricultural policy adviser to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and was a partner at Michael Best & Friedrich LLP.
  • David Ross, the former EPA assistant administrator for the water office under President Donald Trump, joined Troutman as a partner in the same practice group in January.
  • The environmental practice group has more than 40 attorneys, according to Troutman.

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