Timothy Swickard Speaks with Law360 Pulse for Article on Rejoining Lewis Brisbois

Sacramento, Calif. (December 5, 2023) - Sacramento Partner Timothy Swickard recently spoke with Law360 Pulse for an article titled, “Nossaman Atty Rejoins Lewis Brisbois As Enviro Co-Leader,” which discusses his decision to return to Lewis Brisbois. 

As the article explains, Mr. Swickard has rejoined Lewis Brisbois as vice chair of its Toxic Tort and Environmental Litigation Practice, as well as a member of its Environment, Land, & Natural Resources Law and Government Affairs & Public Policy Practices. Mr. Swickard previously worked at Lewis Brisbois between 2012 and 2018 before spending five years at Greenberg Traurig LLP and a year at Nossaman LLP.  

Mr. Swickard, whose experience includes serving as the head of the California Environmental Protection Agency's Department of Toxic Substances Control, told Law360, "The thing I like about Lewis Brisbois is they're very entrepreneurial and help you flourish your practice, whereas BigLaw tends to be a bit bureaucratic," he said. "Lewis has that entrepreneurial spirit plus the nationwide size that I need for my nationwide clients." In further describing his decision to return to Lewis Brisbois, he noted, "[Lewis Brisbois] is a known factor to me and that's important . . . . Other firms that were interested in me, they could be great, but I just don't know their track record. At Lewis Brisbois, there's the security of . . . knowing the people there and how efficiently the firm is run, [which] was a big factor in my decision." 

Moreover, Mr. Swickard explained how his interest and background in science and chemistry enhances his practice, stating, "I can read all the engineers and consultants' reports and understand them as well as they do because of my hard science background. So, it's a natural fit.” He also told Law360 that he enjoys the diversity of the environmental arena, noting, "Environmental has a wide scope and involves a lot of policy decisions, and I enjoy that." 

Read the full Law360 Pulse article here (subscription may be required). 

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