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Richard L. Pepper


Business Phone: 404.885.3673
Business Fax: 404.885.3900


Rich Pepper is an associate in the Environmental and Natural Resources practice. His practice focuses on the representation of corporations and individuals in environmental litigation matters, environmental regulatory compliance matters, and federal and state environmental enforcement actions. Rich’s expertise extends to a wide variety of environmental regulatory schemes including the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, the Clean Water Act, the National Environmental Policy Act, and the Clean Air Act and state counterparts. Specifically, Rich has worked with retailers and utilities to comply with hazardous waste regulations, as well as land development interests to understand possible environmental liabilities through transactional due diligence.

During the course of earning his environmental engineering degree and shortly thereafter, Rich completed research on energy efficient wastewater treatment mechanisms. In law school, he briefly worked with the Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards of the EPA, focusing on Title V and PSD air regulatory schemes. Rich has also received Engineer-In-Training and Patent Agent certifications.


  • Mack Mcguffey & Rich Pepper, Uncertainty of a Trump Clawback, 33 Natural Gas & Elec. J. 7 (2017).
  • Rich Pepper, Batteries and State Law: A Glimpse of the Future in the Lone Star State, 16 N.C. J.L. & Tech. On. 269 (2015).

Professional Experience

  • Associate, Troutman Sanders LLP, 2016.
  • Extern, The Honorable Mark A. Davis, North Carolina Court of Appeals, 2016.



  • University of North Carolina, J.D., with honors, 2016
  • University of Georgia, B.S., cum laude, 2013

Bar Admissions

  • Georgia