Eric Laschever focuses his practice in the areas of land use, environmental and hazardous waste law. He helps private and public clients to secure and defend the federal, state and local land use and environmental permits and approvals needed to implement large infrastructure and other complex projects.
His work includes developing and implementing strategies for environmental review under the National Environmental Policy Act, conducting consultations under Section 7 of the Endangered Species Act and obtaining permits and approvals for water quality, wetland impacts, and storrmwater under Sections 401, 404, and 402 of the Clean Water Act. In addition, Eric has extensive experience with the Coastal Zone Management Act.
From 1980-89, Mr. Laschever worked for the State of Alaska. Positions included Associate Director for Fisheries and the Environment for the Alaska Governor's Office in Washington, D.C., House Research Agency Research Analyst, Budget Analyst, Office of Management and Budget, and Planner with the Department of Fish and Game.
Mr. Laschever has been an adjunct faculty member at the University of Washington and Seattle University Law Schools where he taught courses on climate change law, coastal zone management and ecosystem restoration under hazardous waste clean-up statutes. This summer he is teaching a course in Anchorage Alaska on the Gulf Horizon and Exxon Valdez Oil Spills.
Mr. Laschever was a partner at Preston Gates Ellis LLP (1999-2004), and served as the head of the Land Use group (2000-2004). From 2004 to 2011, Eric was a Partner at Stoel Rives LLP.