Gerald J. Pels

Partner

Locke Lord LLP

Gerry Pels, Chair of the Firm-wide Environmental Section – Energy and Industry, has been one of the leaders of the Texas environmental legal community for over 30 years. Gerry's wide range of experience includes agency negotiations, assessing and counseling air, water, stormwater, and waste permit compliance, representing clients at contested permit, enforcement, and other hearings. He has also provided comprehensive assistance and representation to potentially responsible parties and steering committees at both state and federal Superfund sites. He has been called upon to lead internal environmental investigations and provide strategic guidance on corporate compliance policies, sustainability initiatives, stakeholder involvement, and community relations planning, as well as corporate risk assessment and mitigation.