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Mintz’s Jeff Porter Appointed To Healey-Driscoll Transition Committee

BOSTON – Mintz is pleased to announce that Member and Chair of the firm’s Environmental Law Practice, Jeff Porter, has been named to one of the Governor and Lieutenant Governor-elect's six transition committees. He is the only practicing environmental attorney serving on the committee.

Mr. Porter has been appointed to the Climate Readiness, Resiliency and Adaptation Committee, which will explore how Massachusetts confronts “the climate crisis head-on while also creating good-paying jobs, protecting our communities and addressing climate injustices.” It is helmed by Gina McCarthy, the former White House national climate advisor and U.S. EPA administrator, and Lizzi Weyant, deputy executive director for public affairs and advocacy at the Metropolitan Area Planning Council.

Mr. Porter boasts over three decades of litigation and transactional experience in environmental law, and his clients, including some of the largest global companies, rely on his counsel to address environmental law issues and deliver legal, political, technical, and risk management solutions. He is widely recognized as one of the top environmental lawyers in the country. For over 18 years, Mr. Porter has been consistently ranked in Band One by Chambers USA for Environment in Massachusetts. Active in his community, he is a Trustee of the Massachusetts Environmental Trust, a member of the Board of Trustees of The Nature Conservancy in Massachusetts, and has previously served as Chair of Boston Harbor Now and The Nature Conservancy in Massachusetts.

Massachusetts Governor-elect Maura Healey and Lieutenant Governor-elect Kim Driscoll developed six committees to address urgent needs in the commonwealth and help inform the transition from the Baker-Polito administration. The newly tapped committee leaders — representing a vast array of community members, as well as nonprofit and business heads — are charged with applying “an equity and affordability lens to their work, always considering how historically marginalized communities may be impacted and how to alleviate economic burdens for Massachusetts residents.” The remaining five transition committees are called: “How We Get Around,” “Affordable, Abundant Housing,” “Jobs and a Flourishing Economy for All,” “Thriving Youth and Young Adults,” and “Safe and Healthy Communities for All Ages.”

Additionally, Mr. Porter was also selected to serve on Attorney General-elect Andrea Campbell’s Energy and Environment Bureau Team.

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