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Nathan Matthew Block

Litigation Attorney at Houston, TX

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Practice areas
  1. Litigation
    CERCLA, Environmental and Toxic Tort Litigation

    25 years

  2. Environmental and natural resources
    Regulatory counseling and transactional due diligence

    25 years

  3. Oil and gas

    15 years

Licensed for 24 years
State TX
Status Eligible to Practice in Texas
Acquired 1998
Updated 01/25/2023

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501 Westlake Park Drive
Houston, TX, 77079


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Work Experience

  • Adjunct Professor
  • University Of Houston Law Center
  • 2018 - Present
  • Senior Counsel, Litigation
  • BP America
  • 2015 - Present
  • Managing Counsel
  • BP Gulf Coast Restoration Organization
  • 2013 - 2015
  • Senior Counsel, Health, Safety, Security and Environment
  • BP America
  • 2008 - 2013
  • Associate, Environmental
  • Winstead, PC
  • 2006 - 2008
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  • Stanford University, Center for Prof. Development
  • Certificate, Strategic Decision and Risk Managemetn
  • 2017
  • Texas Tech University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1998
  • Texas State University-San Marcos
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1994


  • College of the State Bar of Texas
  • 2018 - Present
  • State Bar of Texas, Environmental and Natural Reources Section
  • Secretary
  • 2017 - Present
  • Team Rubicon
  • PIO, City Communication Manager, Trainer
  • 2017 - Present
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Member
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • Texas Monthly Magazine
  • 2009
  • Best Lawyers In Houston
  • H Magazine
  • 2009
  • Rising Star
  • Texas Monthly Magazine
  • 2008
  • Best Lawyers In Houston
  • H Magazine
  • 2008
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  • Texas Environmental Law Journal
  • If We Must Ever Cross the Alps Again: Reflections on the Legal Framework of Oil Spill Response From the First Spill of National Significance
  • 2018
  • Texas Envi
  • The Very Big Fuss Over Very Small Things: Advising Business on the Regulation of Nanotechnologies
  • 2007
  • Texas Environmental Law Journal
  • At the Crossroads of Environmental Law and Land Use Planning: Facing the Challenges of Regional Planning and Environmental Management in Texas
  • 2005
  • Texas Tech Journal of Texas Administrative Law
  • Toward a Responsible System of Regulating Practice at Administrative Agencies: Administrative Agencies and the Changing Definition of the Practice of Law
  • 2001
  • Texas Tech Journal of Texas Administrative Law
  • All Powers Necessary and Convenient: The Scope of Implied Powers for Texas’ Administrative Agencies
  • 2000
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Speaking Engagements

  • Monthly Speaker Series
  • Finding the Biggest Pay Zone: Using Decision Quality and Analysis Tools to Maximize Value in Commercial Negotiation
  • 2019
  • Quarterly Meeting
  • Field Auditing During Emergency Response Operations
  • 2016

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Nathan Matthew Block
Litigation Attorney
Houston, TX
Licensed for 24 years