Jackson Walker partner Leonard Dougal
will speak at the TWCA/TRWA Water Law Seminar - Water for the Future: Texas at the Crossroads
on January 28, 2011, in Austin, Texas.
Mr. Dougal's speech is titled "Is the Service Area of a Federally Indebted Water Utility Still 'Sacrosanct' Under 7 USC 1926(b)?" It focuses on the latest court decisions that address competition for water customers in urbanizing areas located on the fringes of municipalities and how federal law can impact the choice of a service provider. To view Mr. Dougal's PowerPoint presentation that accompanies his speech, CLICK HERE
Jackson Walker is pleased to be a sponsor for this seminar, which is co-presented by the Texas Water Conservation Association and the Texas Rural Water Association. To register for this event or to learn more about the conference agenda, CLICK HERE
Mr. Dougal is a partner in the Austin office of Jackson Walker and focuses his practice on environmental permitting, water rights, and water districts. He represents a diverse group of clients in water supply matters, including special utility districts, non-profit water supply corporations, developers of new subdivisions, and energy companies. He also has an active practice in water quality permitting, where he represents industrial facilities, developers and agricultural operators.
Mr. Dougal is a frequent speaker on water law topics and is a co-author of two chapters in the recent treatise on Texas water law, titled Essentials of Texas Water Resources
(TexasBarBooks): Chapter 26, "Flood Management," and Chapter 28, "Drinking Water Supply Issues: Water Utilities-CCNs and Rates." He is listed in the 2010 edition of The Best Lawyers in America
under both Environmental Law and Water Law. He is Board Certified in Administrative Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. He earned both his B.S. degree in Chemical Engineering, with honors
, and his J.D. degree, with honors
, from the University of Texas.