Gordon Arbuckle, for decades, was Norman Anderson’s close collaborator in the effort to promote policies to bring U.S. and Global Infrastructure into the 21st century. He was the principal reviewer of Vision as well as of most if not all of Norman’s articles and commentary. He co-founded the Blueprint 2025 advocacy/advisory group and was there at the Institute’s beginning. He is committed to carrying forward the innovative development concepts that were enunciated during this critical period.
Arbuckle was the sixth lawyer in the Patton Boggs law firm, which became the world’s preeminent law and policy firm and eventually, through merger, became Squire, Patton Boggs, one of the world’s largest full-service international law firms. He maintains offices and a continuing relationship with Squire in Washington. He practiced with the Patton Boggs law firm from its beginnings and was involved in most aspects of that preeminent firm’s practice but focused most intensively on the business and environmental
aspects of major infrastructure projects. He is well known for his pioneering role in some of the United States’ more complex and historic energy projects, including the Trans-Alaska Pipeline, the LOOP offshore oil port, the first Alaska Natural Gas Pipeline project and the world’s first Deep Seabed Mining Project. He has represented Sovereigns and Sovereign-owned energy companies in their relations with the major international oil companies and other investors interested in participating in the development of state-owned energy resources. He has been a frequent writer and lecturer on environmental law issues and has developed and implemented environmental and social responsibility management systems for a number of large companies, including a Fortune 50 International Agribusiness company that obtained some of the earliest ISO 14000 and SA 8000 certifications for large scale agricultural operations.