J.D., cum laude, University of Pennsylvania Law School
B.A., B.B.A., with distinction, University of Michigan
Articles Editor, University of Pennsylvania Law Review
Bar and Court Admissions
District of Columbia Bar
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
Craig has experience representing clients in environmental, natural resources, energy, and commercial disputes in state and federal courts and before federal agencies. He has advised clients in a broad range of litigation and regulatory strategy regarding federal and state environmental, water, and natural resource policies, laws, and regulations, from the Administrative Procedure Act (APA), Clean Air Act (CAA), Clean Water Act (CWA), Endangered Species Act (ESA), Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), and Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) to various state chemical and product regulations.
- Successfully represented clients before federal agencies including the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in obtaining and defending land use permits and product registrations.
- Advises pesticide manufacturers and distributors on federal and state product registration and compliance with EPA obligations under the APA, ESA, FIFRA, and TSCA.
- Advises consumer product companies and trade associations on air quality, chemical registration and permitting, transportation, and water regulations.
- Experience in state and federal courts representing corporate clients in all phases of breach of contract, personal injury, and environmental liability claims and appeals of agency licensing and permitting actions.
- Member of trial team representing a government contractor that successfully obtained a temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction that barred a former employee from joining a competitor.
- Lead counsel in immigration proceedings including habeas corpus petition before U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia and successful challenge to client’s deportation before immigration court.
- Law Clerk, U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Civil Rights Division (2011)
- Strategy and Information Technology Consultant, Higher Education Industry (2007-2010)
- Research Assistant, House of Commons, UK Parliament (2005)
- Named by the CAIR Coalition to its 2015 Pro Bono Honor Roll for pro bono efforts on behalf of detained immigrants
News & Insights
- November 1, 2016 | Press Release
- October 20, 2016 | Press ReleasePlaintiffs Hail U.S. Department of Justice Intervention in Pocomoke City Race Discrimination and Retaliation Case
- September 2016 | Newsletter
- July 13, 2016 | Webinar | Speaking EngagementDealing with Noncompliant Products and Responding to Stop Sale Orders under FIFRA
- June 2, 2016 | Press ReleasePlaintiffs in Pocomoke City Race Discrimination Case Refute Defendants’ Baseless Attempts to Excuse Misconduct, Citing EEOC Support
- April 6, 2016 | Webinar | Speaking EngagementHow to Handle FIFRA Inspections
- January 21, 2016 | Press ReleaseWiley Rein, Washington Lawyers’ Committee, and ACLU of Maryland Jointly File Federal Lawsuit Challenging Pattern of Race Discrimination and Retaliation Against African American Police Officers on the Eastern Shore of Maryland
- November 4, 2015 | Press Release
- September 2015 | NewsletterNew D.C. Circuit Decision Provides Potential Tool to Clear Landowner Litigation From Utilities’ Rights-of-Way
- September 2015 | Newsletter
- September 9, 2015 | ArticleLaw360Megan L. Brown, Craig G. Fansler
- November 14, 2014 | Press Release
- October 8, 2014 | Press Release
- September 2014 | Newsletter
- August 2014 | NewsletterThe Return of Sweet Home in the Texas Whooping Crane Case, and a Sign that ESA Is on its Way to SCOTUS
- August 15, 2014 | ArticleThe Return of Sweet Home in Texas Whooping Crane Case a Sign That ESA Issues Will Be Back Before the U.S. Supreme CourtThe Water Report, Issue #126
- July 2014 | Newsletter
- July 2, 2014 | ArticleCapital Area Immigrants' Rights Coalition BlogCraig G. Fansler
- January 2014 | Newsletter
- December 2013 | Newsletter