Mark A. Ryan and Natalie N. Kuehler
 
 

ABOUT

Together we bring decades of experience as former federal government litigators to bear on clients' issues.
Mark A. Ryan
Principal

Mark Ryan spent 24 years as one of EPA's leading Clean Water Act experts and chief trial attorneys before moving to private practice. While at EPA, Mr. Ryan was also a special Assistant United State Attorney and litigated many Clean Water Act enforcement cases on behalf of the Department of Justice. He is the long-standing editor of the American Bar Association's Clean Water Act Handbook, and has spoken and published extensively on the CWA. A complete list of Mr. Ryan's publications can be found          . Mr. Ryan also serves on the Editorial Board of the American Bar Association's Natural Resources & Environment magazine. Mr. Ryan currently represents a diverse range of clients with CWA, land-use and water- rights issues. Prior to joining EPA, Mr. Ryan worked as an litigation associate at Perkins Coie in Seattle.

 

 

Association Memberships: 

  • Washington State Bar Association 

  • American Bar Association

  • Federal Bar Association

  • Assoc. of State Wetland Managers

 

Education:

  • B.S. University of Michigan

  • J.D. Indiana University

 

Court Admissions:  

  • Washington

  • United States Supreme Court

  • Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals

Natalie N. Kuehler
Principal

Natalie Kuehler is a former Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York with extensive experience in complex litigation. Her current practice focuses on water rights and land use matters for individuals and companies. At DOJ, Ms. Kuehler focused on environmental lawsuits involving the CWA and Safe Drinking Water Act. She also represented the U.S. in some of the largest environmental bankruptcies, including the GM and Chemtura proceedings. At the same time, Ms. Kuehler successfully pursued major hospital corporations for Medicare fraud and represented the U.S. in numerous civil rights actions. Prior to joining DOJ, Ms. Kuehler clerked for a federal judge and worked as a litigation associate for Sullivan & Cromwell's white collar criminal defense and international litigation groups in New York City.

Association Memberships: 

  • Washington State Bar Association

  • New York Bar Association

  • American Bar Association

  • American Water Resources Association

 

Education

  • B.A. Wellesley College

  • J.D. Harvard Law School

 

Court Admissions: 

  • Washington

  • New York

  • Massachusetts (inactive)

  • Second Circuit Court of Appeals

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