Raymond B. Ludwiszewski

Partner at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP

Raymond B. Ludwiszewski

Raymond B. Ludwiszewski

Partner at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP

Biography

?Raymond B. Ludwiszewski is a partner in the Washington, D.C. office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher. He joined the firm’s Environmental Litigation and Mass Tort Practice Group after spending eight years in senior legal positions in the United States government dealing with environmental regulatory issues and litigation in the Environmental Protection Agency and the Justice Department.

?Under EPA Administrator William Reilly, Mr. Ludwiszewski served as General Counsel at the United States Environmental Protection Agency in Washington. Before assuming that position, he served as Assistant Administrator for Enforcement at EPA. Earlier, Mr. Ludwiszewski held a number of senior positions at the United States Department of Justice, with an emphasis in environmental litigation. First, he was Special Counsel to the Assistant Attorney General for the Environment and Natural Resources Division. Subsequently, Mr. Ludwiszewski was Associate Deputy Attorney General.

Some significant matters he has handled include the defense of complex toxic tort "contaminated community" cases, the defense of important environmental civil enforcement cases; the successful challenge of major environmental regulations; the defense of large environmental criminal matters; and the prosecution of litigation against the United States. Additionally, he has handled noteworthy Supreme Court litigation, including Nollan v. California Coastal Commission and First English Evangelical Church v. Los Angeles.

Mr. Ludwiszewski was a member of the Administrative Conference of the United States. He has written and spoken extensively on administrative law and environmental issues. Mr. Ludwiszewski was Vice Chairman of the National Environmental Enforcement Council and of the American Bar Association Committee on Environmental Crimes and Enforcement. He has been listed in Washingtonian magazine’s Best Environmental Lawyers List, the Washington Post magazine’s Best Lawyers in America®, and Chambers USA. In August 2009, he was also named as a finalist for the top Environmental lawyer in Washington by The Washington Business Journal. Mr. Ludwiszewski is a member of the Environmental Law Institute’s Board of Directors. Additionally, he served for seven years on the seventeen-person Executive Committee responsible for managing the Firm.

Before joining the Justice Department, Mr. Ludwiszewski was a judicial law clerk to Judge Henry J. Friendly of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. A magna cum laude graduate of Harvard Law School in 1984, Mr. Ludwiszewski was Editor of the Harvard Law Review. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree at Northeastern University in Boston summa cum laude in 1981.

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United States Environmental Protection Agency

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Number of Awards

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Raymond B. Ludwiszewski
Partner at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP
Education
Juris Doctor, magna cum laude
Class of 1984

Harvard Law School offers an energetic and creative learning environment, a diverse and dedicated faculty—whose expertise spans a broad array of legal subjects—and a student body that comes from every state in the U.S. and more than 70 countries around the world. Approximately 1,900 students attend HLS each year: 1,680 J.D. students, 160 LL.M. students, and 50 S.J.D. candidates. The faculty includes more than 100 full-time professors and more than 150 visiting professors, lecturers on law, and instructors. The curriculum features more than 260 courses and seminars that cover a broad range of traditional and emerging legal fields. A Harvard Law education prepares students for success in law practice, business, public service, teaching, and more. Most HLS students are pursuing a J.D. (Juris Doctor) degree, while many others are earning an LL.M. (Master of Laws) or the S.J.D. (Doctor of Juridical Science). Harvard Law School also offers many joint degree programs, coordinated programs, and concurrent degree opportunities with other schools within Harvard University. The Law School community is also home to numerous research programs and engaging publications, including books, scholarly periodicals, newsletters, and a weekly student newspaper.

Master of Arts
Class of 1981

Founded in 1898, Northeastern University is a private research university located in the heart of Boston. Northeastern is a leader in worldwide experiential learning, urban engagement, and interdisciplinary research that meets global and societal needs. Our broad mix of experience-based education programs—our signature cooperative education program, as well as student research, service learning, and global learning—build the connections that enable students to transform their lives. The University offers a comprehensive range of undergraduate and graduate programs leading to degrees through the doctorate in nine colleges and schools. Northeastern University's accreditation information

Memberships
Member

American Bar Association provides legal services. It provides law school accreditation, continuing legal education, legal information and other services to assist legal professionals. The firm has members which include judges, court administrators, law professors, and non-practicing attorneys. The company was founded on August 21, 1878 and is headquartered in Chicago, IL.

Editor
Prior

The Harvard Law Review is a student-run organization whose primary purpose is to publish a journal of legal scholarship. The Review comes out monthly from November through June and has roughly 2000 pages per volume. The organization is formally independent of the Harvard Law School. Student editors make all editorial and organizational decisions and, together with a professional business staff of three, carry out day-to-day operations.

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Prior

The Administrative Conference of the United States is an independent federal agency dedicated to improving the administrative process through consensus-driven applied research, providing nonpartisan expert advice and recommendations for improvement of federal agency procedures. Its membership is composed of innovative federal officials and experts with diverse views and backgrounds from both the private sector and academia. The Administrative Conference is committed to promoting improved government procedures including fair and effective dispute resolution and wide public participation and efficiency in the rulemaking process by leveraging interactive technologies and encouraging open communication with the public. In addition the Administrative Conference’s mandate includes fostering improvements to the regulatory process by reducing unnecessary litigation, and improving the use of science and the effectiveness of applicable laws. Learn more about the Administrative Conference by reading the Guide for Members.

Boards & Committees
Member, Executive Committee
Prior

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP provides legal services. The firm provides services in areas such as labor, employment, entertainment & media law, toxic torts and other environmental matters. Its clients include commercial & investment banks, government entities, individuals and startups. The company was founded in 1890 and is headquartered in Los Angeles, CA.

Member, Board of Directors
Current

TO PROVIDE INFORMATION AND SERVICES TO ENGAGE AND EMPOWER ENVIRONMENTAL LEADERS.

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2017

TO PROVIDE INFORMATION AND SERVICES TO ENGAGE AND EMPOWER ENVIRONMENTAL LEADERS.

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2014

TO PROVIDE INFORMATION AND SERVICES TO ENGAGE AND EMPOWER ENVIRONMENTAL LEADERS.

$10K - $25K
2013

TO PROVIDE INFORMATION AND SERVICES TO ENGAGE AND EMPOWER ENVIRONMENTAL LEADERS.

Political Donations
$500
2012

Chief Legal Officer, Secretary & Senior Vice President at Rimini Street, Inc.

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Berkshire Hathaway, Inc., MidAmerican Energy Holdings Company purchase NV Energy, Inc.

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Bain Capital LP purchases Apex Tool Group LLC from Cooper Industries Unlimited Co., Danaher Corporation

Awards & Honors
2013
Washingtonian Magazine - Top Lawyers, Environmental
2012
Washingtonian Magazine - Top Lawyers, Environmental
Admitted to District of Columbia Bar
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