Tim Swickard and Will Wagner Expand GT’s Sacramento Office

SACRAMENTO – March 19, 2018 - Continuing the growth of its Sacramento office, global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP has added Tim Swickard as shareholder in its Environmental and Toxic Torts Litigation Practice and Will Wagner as associate in its Litigation and Government Law & Policy practices.

“We are excited to welcome Tim and Will to our robust team,” Sacramento co-managing shareholders Jeffrey Leacox and Kurt Kappes said in a joint statement. “Our firm, our litigation practice, and most importantly, our clients will benefit from the experience, dynamism, and dedication of these two talented attorneys.”

Swickard, the former Director and Chief Counsel of the Cal/EPA Department of Toxic Substances Control, has a nationwide environmental and real estate regulatory and litigation practice representing commercial and industrial businesses and facilities as well as real estate developers in matters related to civil litigation, agricultural and food safety law, and Federal and State regulatory enforcement defense, regulatory compliance, real estate development, civil litigation, transportation, energy and agricultural and food safety law. He focuses his practice on matters related to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Fish and Wildlife Service, California EPA, U.S. Department of Agriculture, California Department of Food and Agriculture, and OSHA workplace health and safety.

Wagner focuses his practice on civil litigation, including commercial disputes, trade secret, and employment matters. He also practices in the areas of government and regulatory litigation, including natural resources, public contract disputes, consumer product defense, and California’s unique Proposition 65. He is admitted to practice in California, Nevada, and Arizona, regularly handling matters before administrative agencies, trial courts, and appellate matters before the Nevada Supreme Court and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.

“I’m delighted to join Greenberg Traurig and its robust team of litigators,” Swickard said. “My clients will greatly benefit from the firm’s resources and collaborative culture.” Swickard joins Greenberg Traurig from the Sacramento office of Lewis Brisbois, where he was vice-chair of their Nationwide Environmental & Toxic Tort Practice.

Swickard received his J.D. from the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law. He received his B.S. from the University of California, Davis. Wagner received his J.D. from Arizona State University’s Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law and his B.A. from the University of Nevada.

About Greenberg Traurig’s Sacramento Office

Greenberg Traurig's Sacramento team represents companies and trade associations doing business in California. For over three decades, Greenberg Traurig’s attorney and governmental affairs professionals in the state have developed statewide reputations for effectiveness and integrity. Theirs is a history of cooperation and action in all three branches of government gives us the capability to follow legislation through implementing regulation and into court.

About Greenberg Traurig, LLP

Greenberg Traurig, LLP (GT) has more than 2,000 attorneys in 38 offices in the United States, Latin America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. One firm worldwide, GT has been recognized for its philanthropic giving, was named the largest firm in the U.S. by Law360 in 2017, and is among the Top 20 on the 2017 Am Law Global 100. Web: http://www.gtlaw.com Twitter: @GT_Law.