Mike Wigmore is co-chair of Bingham McCutchen’s Environmental and Natural Resources Practice Group. Mike represents clients with respect to public lands and natural resources matters in court, before the Congress and before federal and state administrative agencies (including the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, U.S. Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management, National Park Service, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, and the EPA) in matters arising under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), Endangered Species Act (ESA), National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA), Federal Land Policy and Management Act, National Forest Management Act, Clean Water Act, Oil Pollution Act (OPA), Rivers and Harbors Act and related state statutes
Mike also represents clients in federal and state courts and before administrative agencies on a broad range of environmental permitting, compliance and enforcement defense issues. He has significant experience litigating matters under the Clean Water Act (CWA), Oil Pollution Act (OPA), Clean Air Act, Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), and related state statutes. Mike has also litigated numerous cases relating to EPA regulations promulgated under the Clean Air Act, RCRA and other environmental statutes in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit and the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.
Prior to commencing the practice of law in 1990, Mike was a nuclear engineer with the General Electric Company/Knolls Atomic Power Laboratory, where his responsibilities included plant operations and environmental compliance for a land-based naval nuclear submarine prototype.