Environment & Safety


Wiley Rein’s Environment & Safety Practice brings a unique set of skills to the representation of businesses and trade associations at both the Federal and State levels and in international forums.  Substantively, we are recognized leaders in handling pesticide and chemical competition and regulatory matters, battery and electronics industry issues, the regulation of the transportation of hazardous products, environmentally-based land use programs such as the Endangered Species Act (ESA), and the laws applicable to product stewardship.   We also assist clients on a variety of traditional pollution control, consumer product safety and energy efficiency matters.  Procedurally, we counsel, litigate, stimulate, or respond to regulatory proposals and support legislative lobbying.  

Our internationally recognized attorneys, consultants, and regulatory analysts leverage the firm’s exceptional policy, regulatory, and litigation depth to advance their clients’ needs before Congress, all applicable federal government agencies, at the state and municipal level, and before the European Union (EU), the United Nations (UN), and other international authorities.


The firm publishes two periodic environment and safety related newsletters, Natural Resources and Endangered Species Report and Product Stewardship & Sustainability Report The former examines matters from land use disputes and water pollution control to Endangered Species Act litigation.  The latter deals with such cutting-edge concerns as product recycling mandates, proper handling of recalls, and chemical regulatory approvals

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Our People

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Robert D. BentonPartner202.719.7142Download vCard
Timothy C. BrightbillPartner202.719.3138Download vCard
Tracy HeinzmanPartner202.719.7106Download vCard
Joseph S. KakeshOf Counsel202.719.7435Download vCard
George A. KerchnerSenior Regulatory Analyst202.719.4109Download vCard
Martha E. MarrapesePartner202.719.7156Download vCard
Keith A. MatthewsOf Counsel202.719.4462Download vCard
Roger H. MiksadAssociate202.719.7193Download vCard
Saskia MooneySenior Regulatory Analyst202.719.4107Download vCard
Megan L. OlsenSpecial Counsel202.719.3278Download vCard
P. Nicholas PetersonOf Counsel202.719.7466Download vCard
Alan H. PricePartner202.719.3375Download vCard
Steven RichardsonConsulting Counsel202.719.7489Download vCard
William A. Roberts, IIIPartner202.719.4955Download vCard
Phil Sayre, Ph.D.Consultant202.719.4562Download vCard
Carolyn R. SchrollAssociate202.719.4195Download vCard
David H. TopolPartner202.719.7214Download vCard
Charles Owen Verrill, Jr.Consulting Counsel202.719.7323Download vCard
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News & Insights

News & Insights


The firm publishes two periodic environment and safety related newsletters.

Natural Resources and Endangered Species Report examines matters from land use disputes and water pollution control to Endangered Species Act litigation.  

To view recent issues, click here.

Product Stewardship & Sustainability Report covers areas of law and regulation in which product stewardship and sustainability principles play a central role including consumer product and transportation safety; battery, electronic waste and other hazardous materials recycling; pesticide registration; food safety protection; and pharmaceutical regulation. 

To view recent issues, click here.