Taft is pleased to announce that R. William Gardner has joined the firm’s Indianapolis office as an associate in the Environmental group. Gardner’s experience includes representing clients in environmental matters before administrative agencies and in court, advising the regulated community regarding their legal obligations under a variety of environmental laws, helping clients evaluate environmental liabilities in real estate and business transactions, and working with environmental consultants and clients to manage remediation projects.
During law school, Gardner served as a law clerk for the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission and as a legal fellow for the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN). He earned his J.D., cum laude, from Indiana University Maurer School of Law in Bloomington, where he served as executive articles editor for the Indiana Journal of Global Legal Studies and as president of the Environmental Law Society. He also earned his Master of Public Affairs from Indiana University - Bloomington, concentrating in environmental policy and policy analysis. Gardner’s master’s coursework primarily involved economic and statistical analysis of environmental and energy policy. He also holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Auburn University, where he majored in economics.