P. Stephen Gidiere III is a partner with Balch & Bingham LLP in the firm's Environmental and Natural Resources Section. His practice encompasses a wide range of environmental, resources, energy, and administrative law matters, with a focus on government information law. Mr. Gidiere represents individuals, businesses, and associations in litigation with the government in federal district and appellate courts and before federal administrative agencies in rulemakings and other administrative proceedings. Balch & Bingham LLP is a southeastern regional law firm with offices in Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, and Washington, D.C.
Mr. Gidiere has authored numerous articles in legal journals and popular media on topics of federal information law. His article Balancing Homeland Security and Freedom of Information (co-authored with national security specialist Jason Forrester) was the first journal article to analyze the impact of the September 11th terrorist attacks on federal information law and policy. His recent commentaries on information law topics have appeared in Scripps Howard News Service, the Houston Chronicle, the Birmingham News, and the Memphis Commercial Appeal.
Mr. Gidiere is Executive Editor of Natural Resources & Environment, the quarterly journal of the American Bar Association¿s Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources. He has taught courses on natural resources law as an adjunct professor at the University of Alabama School of Law. Prior to joining Balch & Bingham LLP, Mr. Gidiere served as an attorney in the Office of the Solicitor at the United States Department of the Interior and as a law clerk to the Honorable Emmett R. Cox of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit.