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Thomas A. Campbell
Mr. Campbell is a partner in Houston and the leader of the law firm's Crisis Management team. Mr. Campbell counsels U.S. and multinational corporations facing catastrophic financial and reputational loss or losses associated with a crisis. Typically, these matters require a multidisciplinary response involving a public relations, government relations and litigation.
Mr. Campbell's significant representation includes serving as the multidisciplinary crisis management team leader that advised a 10% leaseholder of the Macondo well on a billion dollar settlement related to the 2010 Deepwater Horizon accident and oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Mr. Campbell also served as a client team leader for Teck Metals in a "historic" cross-border contamination case involving claims of discharges in Canada affecting the Columbia River in the U.S.
Under Mr. Campbell's guidance, Campbell, George & Strong pioneered the use of the three concepts: habitat equivalency analysis ("HEA"); net environmental benefits analysis ("NEBA") and ecosystem services, conceptualized during his tenure as General Counsel at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (“NOAA”). Through his efforts, these concepts have been incorporated into various regulatory regimes.
Mr. Campbell has experience testifying before Congressional committees and participating in White House and cabinet-level briefings. Mr. Campbell's articles have appeared in several law, economic and technical publications. Mr. Campbell joined the firm in May 2005 following his work as a partner with Campbell, George & Strong, LLP.
- Best Lawyer in America, Environmental Law (2013-2014)
- Legal 500 US, Environmental Litigation (2008-2009, 2013)
- PLC Which Lawyer?, Environment—Houston (2007-2012)