Carrick Brooke-Davidson Joins V&E as Environmental Counsel
Vinson & Elkins has bolstered its Environmental and Natural Resources practice with the addition of new counsel Carrick Brooke-Davidson, who brings to the firm more than three decades of experience as a private practitioner and as an attorney with the U.S. Department of Justice handling a wide range of environmental litigation, compliance and regulatory matters.
who comes to V&E from environmental law boutique Guida, Slavich &
Flores, P.C., is based in the firm’s Austin office.
is a welcome addition to the firm whose experience and knowledge will
immediately benefit V&E and its clients,” said V&E Environmental &
Natural Resources Practice Group Leader Larry Nettles. “He is an
outstanding attorney whose ability to provide top-shelf client service is a
has significant experience in all areas of environmental litigation, counseling
and representation, especially in civil environmental litigation under the
major environmental statutes, including the Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act,
Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, Safe Drinking Water Act, and
Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act and their
also has more than a decade of experience working for the United States
Department of Justice’s Environment and Natural Resources Division, which he
joined through the Attorney General's Honors Program upon graduating from law
school in 1985.
served as a trial attorney, senior attorney and assistant section chief
(acting) over the course of his 11-year career with the DOJ. As a government
attorney, Brooke-Davidson served as a trial attorney or supervisor for civil
enforcement litigation originated by several EPA offices, with the primary
focus on Region 6 (Dallas).
his notable matters, Brooke-Davidson was lead counsel for the federal
government in U.S. v. Vineland Chemical Co., which resulted at the time
in one of the highest civil penalties under the Resource Conservation and
Recovery Act. He also received several awards while at DOJ, including a Special
Commendation for Outstanding Service.
to joining Guida, Slavich & Flores as a shareholder in 2008,
Brooke-Davidson was a senior attorney with Jenkens & Gilchrist, PC from
1997 to 2002 and a counsel at Andrews Kurth, LLP from 2002 to 2008.
is a natural fit for me and my clients,” said Brooke-Davidson. “The firm is
home to many of the top energy and environmental lawyers in the country and has
a strong global platform. I am very happy to be a part of V&E and am ready
to continue in the firm's tradition of providing outstanding legal service.”
addition to his active law practice, Brooke-Davidson serves as Co-Chair of the
American Bar Association’s Section of Environment, Energy and Resources
Environmental Enforcement and Crimes Committee. Brooke-Davidson holds a
bachelor’s degree in Aeronautics and Astronautics as well as a master’s degree
in Technology and Policy from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He
earned his law degree from the University of Texas School of Law in 1985.
V&E’s Environmental and Natural Resources
practice is among the best in the United States, receiving national recognition
in Chambers USA (2017) and Legal 500 U.S. (2017). The firm
counsels a wide array of clients on state and federal environmental laws and
represents them in complex environmental litigation as well as administrative,
civil and criminal enforcement matters in state and federal courts and