John W. Watson chairs Baker & McKenzie’s Environmental Practice Group. He has been consistently recognized as a leading practitioner in the field of environmental law by publications such as Chambers. Mr. Watson has been advising industrial enterprises on managing wide-ranging environmental risks and liabilities for over 25 years. Mr. Watson regularly defends industrial concerns in multimedia federal and state environmental enforcement actions and counsels clients on recurring compliance issues implicated by their domestic and international operations. He frequently speaks and writes on environmental legal and regulatory issues and developments affecting industrial business operations around the world.