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Mr. Richard E. Glaze Jr.

Barnes & Thornburg LLP

Rich Glaze is a partner in Barnes & Thornburg’s Atlanta office in the firm’s environmental law section.  Before entering private practice, Rich was a senior attorney at the United States Environmental Protection Agency, where he was responsible for civil and criminal enforcement matters in the eight states of EPA Region 4. He has been a Special Assistant United States Attorney in five states and has been a member of trial teams for complex enforcement litigation, including criminal trials. Since leaving EPA, Rich has handled similar civil and criminal EPA and state agency enforcement matters from a defense perspective.  Rich is co-author of a practitioner’s guidebook book on EPA enforcement. His practice includes a broad scope of environmental law matters, including civil, criminal and administrative enforcement defense and the defense of other actions brought by federal and state governments.


Rich is on the Barnes & Thornburg Environmental Social & Governance leadership team and recently graduated from the sustainable Capitalism & ESG online course at the University of California, Berkeley School of Law.