Alex Prochaska defends clients in enforcement actions brought by state and federal agencies alleging violations of environmental statutes, regulations, and permit conditions governing air, water, and solid and hazardous waste, as well as related remediation activities. A member of the firm’s energy, environmental and natural resources industry team, he provides guidance on unauthorized discharge notifications and assists clients in navigating the permit application and approval process, including providing advice regarding environmental public interest reviews.
Alex’s regulatory experience at both EPA and LDEQ gives him first-hand knowledge of the decision-making process of environmental regulatory agencies. This experience allows him to accurately advise firm clients as to the appropriateness of information submitted to the agencies and the proper timing and presentation of such information.
Prior to joining Jones Walker, Alex spent six years as an attorney with the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality (LDEQ), with the last two as special counsel to the assistant secretary of the Office of Environmental Services. In this role, he represented LDEQ in dealings with permit applicants and consultants, from the initial pre-permit meetings through other stages of the application review process, decisions, and defense of judicial challenges to LDEQ permit decisions.