Erik Baptist, a former senior lawyer for the Environmental Protection Agency and for the oil and gas industry’s largest U.S. trade group, has signed on with Wiley Rein as a partner in Washington, D.C.

Baptist joins Wiley’s environment and product regulation practice after two years at the EPA, where he was senior deputy general counsel and a deputy assistant administrator in the office of chemical safety and pollution prevention. He previously worked as a senior counsel at the American Petroleum Institute.