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Education

J.D., New York University School of Law; Dean’s Scholar

Henry R. Luce Foundation Scholar; Japan (2008-2009)

B.A., Swarthmore College; Mellon Mays Fellow

Law Journals

Staff Editor, Journal of Intellectual Property and Entertainment Law

Bar and Court Admissions

*Not a member of the DC Bar (Supervised by principals of the firm who are members of the District of Columbia Bar)

Washington State Bar

Marshall has broad experience in environmental litigation and regulatory compliance. He counsels clients with respect to consumer and commercial products, contaminated site cleanups, and industrial health and safety matters. As a litigator, Marshall handles matters including challenging agency actions, multi-party cost allocations, and chemical exposure lawsuits. With an undergraduate degree in Environmental Science, Marshall is well-positioned to help clients navigate the complex technical side of legal issues impacting their business.

Marshall previously served as an Assistant Attorney General for Washington State where he gained administrative and appellate litigation experience in energy and labor matters, with extensive experience in occupational safety and health. Additionally, he was a junior Indian law advisor to various state government programs.

Representative Experience

  • Advises on regulatory compliance for chemicals, consumer products, electronics, and waste, including state, federal, and international laws.
  • Advises manufacturers and retailers on labeling and warning obligations under consumer and commercial chemical restriction laws, including California Proposition 65, REACH, and RoHS.
  • Advises clients on and litigates matters rising under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) and the Endangered Species Act (ESA).
  • Litigates matters under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) and state cleanup laws for cost recovery, contribution, and natural resource damages.
  • Advised electronics trade group on legal developments in electrical and electronic products regulation, including product take-back, batteries restrictions, and energy efficiency.
  • Counseled major electronics manufacturer on chemical and material restrictions in children’s products for North American and Latin American jurisdictions.
  • Advised consumer and commercial products manufacturers on compliance with and labeling for California Proposition 65.
  • Performed environmental compliance reviews for petroleum facility siting.
  • Counseled clients on compliance with Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS); registered to handle Chemical-terrorism Vulnerability Information (CVI) through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. 
  • Advised clients on making environmental marketing claims in compliance with the Federal Trade Commission's Green Guides and related state consumer protection laws. 

Professional Experience

  • Private law practice (2016-2018)
  • Assistant Attorney General, Honors Program, Washington State Attorney General's Office (2015-2016)

Affiliations

  • Hispanic National Bar Association
  • National LGBT Bar Association
  • Vice-Chair at Large, International Environmental and Natural Resource Law Committee, American Bar Association, Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources

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*Not admitted to the District of Columbia Bar. Supervised by principals of the firm who are members of the District of Columbia Bar.