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J.D., cum laude, University of Pennsylvania Law School

B.A., B.B.A., with distinction, University of Michigan

Law Journals

Articles Editor, University of Pennsylvania Law Review

Bar and Court Admissions

District of Columbia Bar

Virginia 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.

Representative Experience

  • 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.

Professional Experience

  • 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

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