Washington, D.C., September 28, 2022 – Earth & Water Law, LLC (E&W Law) announced today the addition of E. Donald Elliott to the partnership. Don has over 30 years of experience in all aspects of environmental, energy and chemical safety law, including serving as General Counsel of the U.S. EPA (1989-1991) and heading environmental practice groups at four international AmLaw 100 law firms.
“As one of the country’s preeminent environmental lawyers, Don is a tremendous addition to
our growing team, and the firm’s clients will benefit immensely from his wise counsel on regulatory, transactional, and compliance matters,” said Brent Fewell, Founder and Chairman of E&W Law. “As the environment continues to dominate headlines and boardrooms, I can’t think of a more trusted advisor than Don to help clients navigate the increasing complexity of environmental regulations. I am delighted to welcome him to our team.” “I am honored to join a firm of first rate environmental lawyers who are able to charge about half of what the big firms do by eliminating fancy overhead,” said Elliott.
Elliott has worked extensively on preventing and/or assessing and managing toxic tort litigation, particularly for private equity portfolio companies. In recent years, he has also focused on negotiating settlements in large Superfund, Clean Air and Water and wetlands enforcement cases, and on permitting, environmental assessments under NEPA and chemical safety and exposure issues involving PFAS. He also has significant experience in FDA and OSHA matters, particularly those involving marketing claims for antimicrobial agents.
Don has been a professor at Yale Law School since 1981, and now teaches part time as Distinguished Adjunct Faculty at the Antonin Scalia Law School. He has advised six presidential campaigns and teaches and writes in fields as diverse as administrative and constitutional law, civil procedure and energy and environment.
He is also an elected member of the American Law Institute and the American College of Environmental Lawyers, a senior fellow of the Administrative Conference of the United States and a member of the boards of the NYU Institute for Policy Integrity, the New Civil Liberties Alliance and Save the Sound, a regional environmental organization serving Connecticut and New York.
Don graduated BA summa cum laude, Yale University; JD, Yale Law School (first in class), and was a law clerk to U.S. District Judge Gerhard Gesell, and D.C. Circuit Chief Judge David L. Bazelon. For his full bio and list of accomplishments, please visit the E&W Law website.
Headquartered in Washington, D.C., E&W Law offers its clients a unique business model with the experience and skill of a traditional law firm, but without the costly overhead. The firm offers expertise that lies at the intersection of legal and strategic business counseling, help its clients stay ahead of the ever-growing legal and regulatory challenges facing all companies, regardless of their size