W. Conrad, Jr.
Conrad, Jr. is a Counsel with the American Chemistry Council, where
he provides legal and policy counsel to the Information Management/Right-to-Know
Team and the Regulatory Reinvention & Legal Reform Team. For
the IM/RTK Team, he conducts regulatory, judicial and legislative
outreach and advocacy on governmental management of environmental
information and the use of information as a regulatory or policy
tool. He also provides counsel for ChemicalGuide.com, the Council's
facility-based web site. For the RR&LR Team, he leads CMA's
advocacy regarding compliance and enforcement, and also works on
several other regulatory reinvention and risk/science initiatives.
In his seven years at the Council, Mr. Conrad has also managed the
association's environmental legal staff, and has practiced in the
areas of hazardous/solid waste and air monitoring.
Mr. Conrad spent eight
years in private practice with the Washington, D.C. offices of Davis,
Graham & Stubbs and Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton,
where his practice encompassed regulatory advocacy, counseling,
litigation and transactional work under all the major federal environmental
statutes and numerous state laws. For most of a decade he represented
conservation groups on a pro bono basis in a variety of matters
involving marine mammals and bald eagles. He has also chaired the
City of Alexandria, Virginia Environmental Policy Commission.
Mr. Conrad developed
and edits the Environmental Science Deskbook, published by West
Group. He is a regular speaker before organizations such as the
American Bar Association, the American Corporate Counsel Association,
ALI/ABA, the Environmental Auditing Roundtable and the Environmental
Law Institute. Mr. Conrad's writings on environmental legal subjects
have appeared regularly in trade journals such as ELI's Environmental
Law Reporter and the BNA Environment Reporter. He has also written
for The New Republic and the Washington Post, and contributed for
many years to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. He is a graduate of GW
Law School and Haverford College.
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