R. Keith Hopson

Partner
Austin,  TX  U.S.A.
Phone512.479.9735

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Practice Areas

  • Energy & Natural Resources
  • Environmental Remediation & Superfund
  • Environmental & Chemical Regulation
 
Contact InfoTelephone: 512.479.9735
Fax: 512.479.1101
http://www.huschblackwell.com/keith-hopson
 
University Austin College, B.A., 1973; University of Texas at Austin, M.P.A., 1975
 
Law SchoolUniversity of Texas at Austin School of Law, J.D., 1978
 
Admitted1978, Texas
 
Memberships 

Professional Associations and Memberships

Air & Waste Management Association, Central Texas Chapter

•American Bar Association, Section of Environment, Energy and Resources Annual Conference on Environmental Law, moderator, 1996, 1998

•Brownfields Task Force, former vice chair

•Budget officer, 2006-2009

•Education Service Group, 2011-2013

•Secretary, 2009-2010

•Section Fall Meeting Planning Committee, chair, 2002

•Special Committee on Quick Teleconferences, secretary, 2009-2010; co-chair, 2010-2011; chair, 2011-2012

•Superfund and Hazardous Waste Committee, former chair and vice chair

 
Biography

Keith represents clients in matters involving commercial waste management, waste reclamation, chemical distribution, petrochemical, and primary and secondary metals. A member of the firm's Energy & Natural Resources team, he also defends and advocates on behalf of clients in these areas: semiconductors, consumer products, metal plating, aerospace, paper, electric power generation and cement production. He counsels clients in environmental matters involving solid waste, hazardous waste, Superfund, environmental litigation and permitting, international environmental law, environmental auditing, Brownfield issues and environmental aspects of commercial transactions.

Before joining the firm, Keith was a partner at Brown McCarroll, where he helped clients solve environmental problems for more than 30 years. He also was a management analyst for the U.S. General Accounting Office (now Government Accountability Office) in Dallas.

Awards and Recognitions

American College of Environmental Lawyers, fellow, 2013-present

•Austin College, Haywood C. Clemons Volunteer Service Award, 2001

The Best Lawyers in America, Environmental Law, Litigation-Environmental, 1999-2015

Chambers USA, Environmental Law, 2003-2014

International Who's Who of Environmental Lawyers, 2004-2010

•Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent

Texas Super Lawyers, Environmental/Land Use Law, 2004-2014

Civic Involvement

Austin College L Association, president, 2002-2005

•Austin College Center for Environmental Studies, Advisory Board, 1999-present

•Austin College National Alumni Association, Board of Trustees, 1994-2001

•City of Austin Water Quality Review Board, 1981-1982

•Cub Scout Pack 91, fundraising co-chair, 2012-2013

•Rosedale Neighborhood Association, former president

Clerkships

The Hon. Jack Roberts, U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas, 1978-1980

Experience

•Served as common counsel for a group of six companies involved in a federal Superfund removal action. The removal action was completed under budget.

•Represented a Fortune 500 client in obtaining a Texas municipal-setting designation and voluntary cleanup program certificate of completion that concluded long and expensive remediation efforts at a former facility.

Business Insights

Business Insights

1.01.08 Municipal Setting Designations: They're Not Just for Developers Anymore
Speaking Engagement

1.01.05 Historic Contamination - Reporting and Beyond
Energy & Natural Resources
Speaking Engagement

8.01.04 Overview of the Regulation of Waste in the United States of America
Energy & Natural Resources
Speaking Engagement Mexico City

1.01.03 LexisNexis Matthew Bender Environmental Law Practice Guide: State and Federal Law, Texas section
Energy & Natural Resources
Article

1.01.02 Brownfields Law and Practice, Texas chapter
Article

1.01.00 Source Reduction, Environmental Protection
Energy & Natural Resources
Article

1.01.97 Wiley Environmental Law Update
Energy & Natural Resources
Article

1.01.96 The Limits of Science & Technology in the Environmental Decision Making Process: Experiences & Reflections of a Technically Challenged Attorney
Energy & Natural Resources
Speaking Engagement

1.01.95 RCRA Update
Energy & Natural Resources
Speaking Engagement

1.01.95 Land Disposal Restrictions Update
Energy & Natural Resources
Speaking Engagement

In The News

8.19.14 Husch Blackwell Boasts 106 Best Lawyers on 2015 List, Seven Lawyers of the Year
Energy & Natural Resources ; Financial Services ; Food & Agribusiness ; Healthcare, Life Sciences & Pharmaceuticals ; Real Estate, Development & Construction ; Technology, Manufacturing & Transportation
News Release

5.23.14 Chambers USA 2014 Gives Husch Blackwell High Rankings in Nine Areas of Law; 40 Attorneys Recognized
Energy & Natural Resources ; Healthcare, Life Sciences & Pharmaceuticals ; Real Estate, Development & Construction
News Release

10.14.13 Husch Blackwell's Keith Hopson Named an American College of Environmental Lawyers fellow
Energy & Natural Resources
News Release

9.09.13 In Nebraska and Texas, 13 Husch Blackwell Attorneys Named 2013 Super Lawyers/Rising Stars
News Release

8.16.13 Best Lawyers 2014 Names 109 from Husch Blackwell, 13 Lawyers of the Year
Healthcare, Life Sciences & Pharmaceuticals ; Real Estate, Development & Construction ; Financial Services ; Energy & Natural Resources

 
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R. Keith Hopson

111 Congress Avenue, Suite 1400
AustinTX 78701-4093




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