Mike McCauley served as Chair of Quarles & Brady's national Environmental Law Practice Group from 1986 to 2007. He counseled corporate clients in all aspects of environmental management and dispute resolution. His practice included special emphasis on the Clean Air Act and Clean Energy issues, environmental assessments in business and real estate transactions, and providing advice on environmental compliance issues. Mr. McCauley represented clients in state and federal courts, and before the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and other state and federal environmental agencies.
5 (IL, IN, MI, MN, OH, and WI)
Year of induction:
University of Notre Dame, B.A., 1969 Harvard University, M.P.A., 1974 Iowa Law School, J.D., 1977
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. U.S. District Courts for the State of Wisconsin. Courts of the State of Wisconsin.
Professional Societies and Organizations:
Member State Bar of Wisconsin (Board of Directors, Environmental Law Section, 1990-1993) , American Bar Association Air Quality Committee (Vice Chair, 1993-1999) . Milwaukee Bar Association Wisconsin Air and Waste Management Association (Board of Directors). Board of Directors of the Shorewood Foundation (2006-2015). Village of Shorewood Board of Review, 1980-90 (Chairman, 1988-1990) . National Association of Returned Peace Corps Volunteers.
Other Environmental Career Experience:
1. Represented a variety of industrial clients (paper mills, foundries and general manufacturers) in the defense of Clean Air Act enforcement cases, Notices of Violation and civil investigations. 2. Provided strategic advice on environmental due diligence issues for mergers and acquisitions of several large national corporations. 3. Advised clients on alternative fuel and renewable energy projects, carbon regulation issues, and corporate sustainability policies. 4. Served as primary outside environmental legal counsel for two national paper manufacturing companies.
Served as outside environmental counsel for a public ultility company on air permitting matters for $7.2 Billion in investments to install environmental control systems in existing facilities, to construct 1,300 megawatts of new electrical generation, and to implement renewable energy projects.