Brendan McGinnis serves as Chief Operating Officer of E&W Law. Based in Washington, DC, his career has been extensively active in the water resources and sustainability sectors, with a strong proficiency in convening, managing complex projects, facilitating government affairs, conducting stakeholder outreach, and directing business and organizational development. He supports his clients’ goals by applying his knowledge of regulation, policy, and markets with a practical understanding of the governmental agencies, companies, and NGOs that shape and drive environmental outcomes.
Brendan also co-founded THG Advisors in 2008 with former U.S. EPA Acting Administrator, Marianne L. Horinko. He launched the firm’s Water Resources Policy, Development & Sustainable Communities Group, supporting clients on several of the nation’s largest waterway restoration initiatives, including the Lower Passaic, Lower Fox, and Kalamazoo Rivers.
Brendan began his career with the Global Environment & Technology Foundation, where he worked directly with the federal government managing a portfolio of domestic and international sustainability efforts, including the Global Water Challenge, U.S. Agency for International Development’s Powering Health Initiative, and the Green Highways Partnership in support of U.S. EPA Region 3.
Brendan received his Master of Business Administration and B.A. in Business Administration from Southern Illinois University.