McGrath, William J.

Bill McGrath brings a unique blend of policy and legal experience to the firm’s Natural Resources Department. As a member of the firm’s Energy, Environment and Resource Strategy (EERS) Department, he counsels companies on positioning before federal decision makers, as well as environmental and administrative law matters.

Most recently, Bill served as the staff director for the Interior, Energy and Environment Subcommittee of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. There he worked on some of the country’s most high-profile natural resources issues: he served as the lead investigator into the Flint water crisis, spearheaded the Committee’s investigation into the KeystoneXL pipeline and exposed the flawed rulemaking process underpinning the Clean Water Rule. Bill also worked extensively with the Department of Interior, Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Army Corp of Engineers and Forest Service on energy and environmental issues.

In addition to his tenure in government, Bill worked as legislative counsel for  Safari Club International (SCI) where he represented SCI in environmental and administrative law cases involving the Endangered Species Act, the National Environmental Policy Act and the Federal Land Policy and Management Act. He also developed SCI’s policy goals and managed key relationships with federal officials and coalition partners to advance the organization’s mission. 

Representative Matters
News & Events

National Advisory Board member for Romney for President (2012)

Executive Committee, World Forum on Shooting Activities (2014)

Publications & Presentations
  • J.D., George Mason University School of Law
  • B.A., Williams College
  • Washington, D.C.
  • Virginia

Uinta Basin Energy Summit Keynote Speaker (2015)

SAF Defender of Liberty Award (2014)

Virginia Business Legal Elite (2012)