Company: Goodwin Procter LLP
Location: Bethesda, Maryland, United States
Laurence S. Kirsch, Lawyer at Goodwin Procter LLP, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Lawyers for dedication, achievements, and leadership in environmental law.
In 1979, Mr. Kirsch earned a Bachelor of Applied Science and a Master’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania. Hoping to become a lawyer, he chose to further his education at Harvard University in the following years. By 1982, he had acquired a Doctor of Jurisprudence, which provided him the foundation on which to build a career in the legal industry. Later that year, Mr. Kirsch began his career as a law clerk to the presiding judge at the Pennsylvania District Court. In the subsequent years, he gained experience at Wickersham & Taft, Cadwalader, Wichersham, and Taft and Shea Gardner. In 2004, Mr. Kirsch was hired at Godwin Procter LLP, where he continues to excel with the firm in his roles as both energy and environmental practice chair.
Outside of his primary ventures, Mr. Kirsch served as the editor-in-chief to the Indoor Pollution Law Report from 1987 until 1991. Earlier, from 1981 until 1982, he was the managing editor for the Harvard Environmental Law Review. More recently, in 2014, he flourished as the chairman of the steering committee for the Environmental Leadership Council of the Environmental Law Institute. In a successful effort to share his industry insights, Mr. Kirsch has contributed numerous articles to professional journals throughout his career.
An active member of his industry, Mr. Kirsch maintains affiliation with multiple professional organizations. These include the American Bar Association, the Federal Bar Association, the Environmental Law Institute and the Air and Waste Management Association, among others. As a respected individual in his field, Mr. Kirsch has been highly recognized for his achievements. In light of his myriad accomplishments, he is featured in various editions of Who’s Who in Finance and Business, Who’s Who in Finance and Industry, Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in American Law and Who’s Who in the East.
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