Tommy P. Beaudreau

  • Partner
  • 555 Eleventh Street, NW
  • Suite 1000
  • Washington, D.C. 20004-1304
  • USA
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Tommy P. Beaudreau is a partner in the Washington, D.C. office of Latham & Watkins, a member of the firm's Environment, Land & Resources Department, and Global Co-Chair of the firm's Project Siting & Approvals Practice. He has extensive experience in conventional and renewable energy, environmental litigation, crisis management, internal investigations, and financial industry regulation.

Mr. Beaudreau joined Latham’s Washington, D.C. office after serving six and a half years in the United States Department of the Interior, including as the first Director of the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM), as Acting Assistant Secretary for Land and Minerals Management, and most recently as Chief of Staff for the Department.

Mr. Beaudreau joined the Interior Department in June 2010 to help manage a serious crisis and to assist in leading the Department's sweeping reforms of federal oversight of offshore oil and gas activity. From 2011–2014, Mr. Beaudreau served as the first Director of BOEM where he led the successful effort to stand up the United States’ offshore wind program, and oversaw the federal offshore oil and gas leasing program, which is a cornerstone of domestic energy production. At Interior, Mr. Beaudreau also oversaw energy development and conservation programs on public lands, including the siting of wind and solar projects; oil, gas, coal, and other mineral development; de-confliction and mitigation of impacts on environmental and wildlife resources; establishment of transmission, pipeline, and water infrastructure; addressing advocacy and opposition from environmental NGOs; and tribal consultations.

Before his time in leadership at the Department of the Interior, Mr. Beaudreau was a partner in an international law firm where his practice also focused on internal investigations for financial institutions, accounting firms, and government agencies; financial industry regulation and Securities and Exchange Commission enforcement matters; and a wide range of other criminal and civil litigation matters.

Mr. Beaudreau is a non-resident fellow at Columbia University’s Center on Global Energy Policy, where he provides thought leadership on a broad range of issues relating to conventional and renewable energy and infrastructure development on public lands and the offshore. Mr. Beaudreau was recognized as an “Energy & Environmental Trailblazer” by the National Law Journal in June 2017.

Mr. Beaudreau served as a judicial law clerk for Judge Jerome B. Friedman of the US District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia.

Thought Leadership

  • China’s Evolving Chemical Regulatory Regime – Implications For Businesses -  August 28, 2019
  • The Public's Interest and Durable Management of Energy Development on Public Lands -  August 01, 2019
  • Agencies Consider 16 Key Reforms to the Endangered Species Act Regulations -  August 21, 2018
  • CEQ Seeks Input on Potential Revisions to NEPA Regulations -  June 25, 2018
  • New York Releases Offshore Wind Master Plan -  March 09, 2018
  • 3 Proposals Signal A New Wave Of Offshore Wind -  February 16, 2018
  • Trump Administration Mandates Critical Minerals Development Strategy  -  January 29, 2018
  • Governor Cuomo Announces Ambitious Clean Energy Agenda for New York  -  January 10, 2018
  • Strong End of 2017 for Oil and Gas on Federal Lands and Waters in Alaska  -  January 05, 2018
  • DOI Identifies Burdens to Energy Development on US Tribal Land  -  December 20, 2017
  • BOEM Renewable Energy Task Force Discusses Potential New Wind Energy Areas Offshore New York  -  December 14, 2017
  • Interior Department and Forest Service Identify Burdens on Domestic Energy Development  -  November 20, 2017
  • What’s Next for Offshore Oil and Gas Leasing Under the Trump Administration? -  April 24, 2017
Bar Qualification
  • District of Columbia
  • JD, Georgetown University Law Center, 1997
    cum laude
  • BA (Hons) History, Yale University, 1994
  • Energy & Infrastructure
  • Technology
  • Environmental Litigation
  • Project Siting & Approvals
  • Environment, Land & Resources