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Longtime Energy and Environmental Attorney Joins McNees

May 11, 2022
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HARRISBURG, Pa. — (May 11, 2022) McNees Wallace & Nurick LLC today announced Terry Bossert has rejoined the firm, bringing with him more than four decades of experience in environmental and energy law, including former stints as chief counsel to the Pa. Department of Environmental Protection and deputy attorney general for Pennsylvania where he prosecuted environmental crimes.

Bossert joins McNees part-time as Of Counsel in the firm’s Energy & Environmental Law Group, where he will leverage his diverse experience in both the public and private sectors to advise clients on a wide range of environmental, energy, regulatory and government relations issues.

“Terry has been one of Pennsylvania’s leading voices in energy and environmental law for more than 40 years,” McNees Chair Brian Jackson said, noting that Bossert had previously worked as a member attorney with McNees from 1979 to 1995. “He brings a wealth of knowledge and experience, and we’re excited to welcome him back.”

“Terry is the rare blend of former prosecutor, regulator, corporate counsel and private legal practitioner,” Robert A. Weishaar, Jr., chair of the McNees Energy and Environmental Law Group, said. “He will add tremendous value to our clients.”

In addition to his public sector roles, Bossert has served as vice president of regulatory affairs for two natural gas companies and counsel to clients at two law firms. He also currently serves as general counsel to the Marcellus Shale Coalition — a role that is independent and separate from his relationship with McNees.

Bossert has been recognized in recent years by governors from both parties as they worked to advance the state’s growing natural gas industry. Gov. Tom Wolf named Bossert to the Pennsylvania Pipeline Infrastructure Taskforce in 2015. Prior to that, Gov. Tom Corbett named Bossert to his Marcellus Shale Advisory Commission in 2011.

Bossert earned his law degree from Penn State Dickinson Law School and a bachelor’s degree from Susquehanna University.

“I’ve been fortunate over the years to have had a front row seat to Pennsylvania’s impressive growth as an energy powerhouse, balancing economic development with environmental protection,” Bossert said. “I’m thrilled to bring that experience to the nationally ranked McNees Energy and Environmental Law team, which has built a well-deserved reputation of excellence in recent years.”


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