Kenneth A. Reich
Clean Technology 2008
Kenneth A. Reich

Kenneth A. Reich

Co-Chair, Environmental and Land Use Practice Group
Business Litigation Practice Group
Member, WolfBlock Public Strategies, LLC
WolfBlock LLP

Kenneth A. Reich is a partner and co-chair of WolfBlock's Environmental and Land Use Practice Group. He is also a member of WolfBlock Public Strategies LLC and the firm's Business Litigation Practice Group. He has a broad and long-standing environmental law, federal regulatory law and general litigation background. He counsels clients regarding compliance with health, safety and environmental laws and represents buyers, sellers and financial institutions with regard to the environmental issues in complex commercial transactions. He is engaged in representing power industry clients in the permitting and construction of new electric generation facilities. He has handled complex and high-profile litigation and major transactions for corporations, institutions and public entities with respect to a wide range of environmental matters. From 1979-1986, Mr. Reich was a trial attorney and then Assistant Chief of the Environmental Enforcement Section of the U.S. Department of Justice in Washington, DC, where he handled major enforcement cases under the principal federal statutes and supervised a group of trial attorneys.

Mr. Reich also handles general commercial litigation and provides federal regulatory advice to his clients. Mr. Reich speaks and writes frequently on environmental law topics to industry groups and bar associations. He is the author of "Coping with the Uncertainties of Mercury Regulation" (Power Engineering, September 2006) and the co-author of "Turning Brown into Green: How Developers Limit Liability" (Banker & Tradesman, July 2006). He is also the author of the chapter on the "Massachusetts Clean Air Act" in Massachusetts Environmental Law (MCLE) and the co-author of "Environmental Crimes and Penalties Are Down, But the Beat Goes On," published in Trends, the newsletter of the Section of Environment, Energy and Resources, American Bar Association (July/August 2003). He spoke at both the 2005 and 2006 Legal Seminar of the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association on the subject of environmental issues in the permitting of power plants.

A long-standing active member of the ABA’s Section of Environment, Energy and Resources, Mr. Reich was co-chair of the Environmental Litigation Committee of the Boston Bar Association. He is a trained mediator. In addition, Mr. Reich has served as a board member of the Volunteer Lawyer's Project and as a pro bono mediator/evaluator for the Boston Bar-Boston Municipal Court ADR Project.

Mr. Reich is admitted to practice in Massachusetts, Maryland, Montana and the District of Columbia. He is a graduate of Harvard Law School (J.D., cum laude, 1972) and Cornell University (B.A.).