Jackson Walker announces the addition of Jonathan M. Bull as a partner in the Dallas office. Jon brings to the Chambers USA-ranked Environment & Natural Resources practice substantial experience handling environmental issues encountered in land development and construction, manufacturing, and commercial operating sectors, including transactional due diligence and counseling in corporate or asset purchases and sales, operations regulatory compliance counseling and management systems, property assessment, cleanup and redevelopment under state and federal regulatory programs, and government enforcement defense and litigation.
In his practice, Jon regularly counsels land development and construction clients on state and federal requirements regulating stormwater discharges, wetlands and jurisdictional waters, dust emissions, and protected species and resources. Jon has also counseled and represented industrial, commercial, manufacturing, pharmaceutical, and aerospace clients in environmental cleanup, cost recovery, and contribution litigation under CERCLA, RCRA, the Texas Solid Waste Disposal Act, and other state analogues and in coverage disputes under environmental insurance policies.
“We are thrilled to have Jon join our team. Jon’s depth of environmental law experience and broad network of relationships make him a great fit at Jackson Walker. He will be vital in helping our clients navigate Clean Water Act regulatory compliance and permitting matters,” said Leonard H. Dougal, who chairs the Firm’s Environment & Natural Resources practice.
Jon’s depth of environmental law experience and broad network of relationships make him a great fit at Jackson Walker.
In addition to his environmental practice in the private sector, Jon previously served as enforcement counsel in the Hazardous Waste Enforcement Branch of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), prosecuting matters related to hazardous waste and the Chemical Accident Prevention Program. Additionally, Jon started his environmental career working as a hydrogeologist with a national engineering and environmental consulting company. Jon draws on this technical background and regulatory experience to counsel clients on environmental matters including environmental audits and compliance management systems, solid and hazardous waste management and recycling, chemical accident prevention requirements under Section 112(r) of the Clean Air Act, and completion of environmental site investigations, response actions, and regulatory closures.
“Jackson Walker’s collegial culture, resources, and Texas home base were all major factors in my decision to relocate my practice,” Jon said. “I am really excited about this move, as I will be able to extend to my clients the flexibility, responsiveness, and environment that Jackson Walker offers me.”
Outside his practice, Jon offers pro bono counseling to Connemara Conservancy, a North Texas Conservation Land Trust, and previously completed leadership positions on volunteer boards of Preservation Dallas and T. Boone Pickens YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas.
Prior to receiving his J.D. from SMU Dedman School of Law, Jon studied Geology at Washington & Lee University and the University of Massachusetts.
Founded more than 130 years ago, Jackson Walker has played a vital role in the growth and development of Texas business. With more than 350 attorneys across seven Texas-based offices, the Firm represents Fortune 500 companies, multinational corporations, major financial institutions, insurance companies, and a wide range of public companies and private businesses around the globe. The Firm is ranked nationally in 27 practice areas in the U.S. News’ “Best Law Firms” rankings, has 12 Chambers USA-ranked practices, and has been recognized as a BTI Client Service A-Team since 2014.