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Eric Groten

Vinson & Elkins
Eric is a full-service Clean Air Act practitioner. His twenty-five year career hasallowed him to undertake the wide array of legal work generated by state andfederal air quality laws, including defense of cases brought to enforce them,prosecution of applications for the permits they require, transaction of emissionrights created by them, counseling on and auditing of compliance with them,and changing those laws and the rules that implement them.

His success in these endeavors has earned Eric the recognition of the legal press, as he is listed inThe Best Lawyers in America, in Chambers USA: America's Leading Business Lawyers, and in TexasMonthly as a Texas “Super Lawyer”. Chambers USA described Eric as “a highly experienced airemissions lawyer, distinguished in the market by the sizable volume of contested air permitting workhe undertakes.” In 2003, Texas Lawyer recognized Eric as one of nine “legal innovators” across alllegal disciplines based on his work to create the legal infrastructure for and then execute the first-everemission trades across the Texas–Mexico border.