Joseph T. Findaro is Of Counsel and a member of the Policy practice group in the Washington, D.C. office. He has done extensive work on behalf of clients in the areas of natural resources, water, energy, environmental and Native American matters at the federal and state levels. He has more than twenty-five years of experience working with the U.S. Congress, Department of the Interior, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Management and Budget, and the White House. Mr. Findaro's practice focuses on a number of environment and natural resources matters such as: National Environmental Policy Act compliance; Central Valley Project water supply; Safe Drinking Water Act; Clean Water Act; tribal water settlements; Indian gaming; Colorado River/Endangered Species Act and Bureau of Reclamation water facility title transfers.
Prior to entering private practice, Mr. Findaro served in the Reagan Administration as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Water and Science at the U.S. Department of the Interior. More recently, he served as an advisor to the Bush-Cheney transition at the Department of the Interior in 2000, and donated his time to Lawyers for Bush during the 2004 election. Mr. Findaro has worked with many top ranking officials throughout the Administration. Over the years, he has also developed positive working relationships Members and key staff in the U.S. Congress.more » « less