Gregory Munson is a shareholder who joined the firm in 2013.

He twice held senior positions at the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP). He served as general counsel from 2004 to 2006, and most recently as the deputy secretary for water policy and ecosystem restoration.

In his capacity as deputy secretary, Gregory supervised the Department’s activities related to Everglades restoration, the state’s water management districts, and the state’s coastal and aquatic areas. In between his work at FDEP, he worked as general counsel for WRScompass, a company providing environmental remediation, civil construction and consulting services to commercial, federal and state clients. Gregory now provides strategic advice and counsel on issues related to water policy, water rights and the Everglades.

  • Associated Industries of Florida et al. v. Department of Environmental Protection, No. 16-6889RP (DOAH December 30, 2016) (represented a coalition of trade associations, including Associated Industries of Florida, in challenging and overturning a statewide pollution notification rule)
  • One of the lead negotiators for Florida Governor Rick Scott’s historic $880 million water quality agreement with the federal agreement, subsequently codified at Section 373.4592, Florida Statutes
  • Oversaw revisions to Florida’s consumptive use permitting rules, governing all consumptive uses of water in Florida, now codified in Chapter 62-40, Florida Administrative Code
  • Chairman of the Central Florida Water Initiative Steering Committee, working with the state’s three largest water management districts, as well as representatives of the agricultural and utility sectors to address central Florida’s current and long term water supply needs
  • Save Our Beaches, Inc. v. Florida Department of Environmental Protection, 27 So.3d 48 (1st DCA, 2006), rev’d by Walton County v. Stop the Beach Renourishment, Inc., 998 So.3d (Fla. 2008), aff’d by 560 U.S. 702 (2010)
  • United States v. Williams, No. 04-20299 (S.D. Fla., Aug. 20, 2004), rev’d by 444 F.3d 1286 (11th Cir. 2006), rev’d by 553 U.S. 285 (2008)
  • Florida Trend, "Legal Elite," 2016
  • The Best Lawyers in America®, Government Relations Practice, 2016-17
  • Chambers & Partners, "Leaders in Their Field," Environment, 2016-17
  • Order of the Coif
  • “Implementing the Florida Land and Water Conservation Amendment,” 30th annual Environmental Permitting School, Florida Chamber Foundation, July 2016
  • “New EPA Regulation to Redefine ‘Waters of the U.S.’,” 30th annual Environmental Permitting School, Florida Chamber Foundation, July 2016
  • “Risk Management for Environmental Consultants,” 30th annual Environmental Permitting School, Florida Chamber Foundation, July 2016
  • “Risk Management for Environmental Consultants,” BNA Webinar, August 2015
  • “Florida Will Go With The Flow on EPA Waters Of The U.S. Rule,” Law360, July 24, 2015
  • “Risk Management for Environmental Consultants,” Bloomberg BNA, June 12, 2015
  • “Amendment One, A Debate,” Center Right Coalition Meeting, March 2015
  • “Making Florida’s Water Future Bright,” Florida Earth Foundation, Ag Module 2015, NWFWMD Edition
  • “Waters of the United States,” Florida Chamber of Commerce Environmental Permitting Summer School, 2015
  • “Amendment One,” Florida Chamber of Commerce Environmental Permitting Summer School, 2015
  • “Waters of the United States,” American Groundwater Trust Annual Conference, 2015
  • “Issues Forum: Addressing Critical Water Challenges,” Florida Fruit and Vegetable Association, Annual Convention, 2015
  • “Water Regulatory Update,” Associated Industries of Florida Water Forum, 2015
  • “Water, Land, and the Florida Legislature,” Florida Chamber of Commerce, 2015 Future of Florida Forum
  • “Defining the Waters of the United States,” Livescience.com, April 17, 2014
  • “North Florida Water Challenges,” Florida Chamber of Commerce Environmental Permitting Summer School, 2014
  • “Waters of the United States,” Florida Chamber of Commerce Environmental Permitting Summer School, 2014
  • “Amendment One,” Florida Chamber of Commerce Environmental Permitting Summer School, 2014
  • “Impact of EPA’s Proposed Waters of the U.S. Rule on Florida,” Associated Industries of Florida Water Forum, 2014
  • “Alternative Water Supply Solutions, A Glimpse into the Future of Aquifer Storage and Recovery in Florida,” American Water Works Association, Florida Section, Annual Conference 2014
  • “What’s on Tap?” Florida Chamber of Commerce Environmental Summer School, 2013
  • “Everglades Restoration,” Florida Bar Environmental Law and Land Use Section Conference, 2013
  • Keynote, Water Reuse Seminar for Elected Officials, 2013
  • “Consumptive Use Permitting,” Third Annual Florida Water Forum, 2012

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