Conrad Law & Policy Counsel
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I founded Conrad Law & Policy Counsel in September 2007. I now represent a range of associations and companies in environmental, security and other legal areas, as described more fully on the other pages of this website. For the previous fourteen years, I was an Assistant General Counsel at the American Chemistry Council (formerly known as the Chemical Manufacturers Association). During that time, I provided legal and policy counsel in support of ACC's regulatory, legislative and judicial advocacy in the areas of security, science policy, regulatory enforcement, governmental management of environmental information, hazardous/solid waste, air monitoring, and environmental innovation legislation and programs. I also managed the association's environmental legal staff for about two years, before ACC reverted to a flatter management style. In 2001, I founded the Performance Track Participants Association to provide a unified voice for facilities participating in that fledgling EPA program, many of which belonged to ACC members.

I spent eight years in private practice with the Washington, D.C. offices of Davis, Graham & Stubbs and Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton, where my responsibilities encompassed regulatory advocacy, counseling, litigation and transactional work under all the major federal environmental statutes and numerous state laws. For most of a decade, I represented conservation groups on a pro bono basis in a variety of matters involving marine mammals and bald eagles.

I have served as the Chair, Secretary and Council member of the American Bar Association's Section of Administrative Law & Regulatory Practice, and have been a co-chair or vice chair of numerous committees in that section and the ABA's Section of Environment, Energy & Resources. I am a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation. In 2008, I served on the Transparency & Public Participation Task Force, a nonpartisan presidential transition entity funded by OMB Watch. I have chaired the City of Alexandria, Virginia Environmental Policy Commission and was one of the few Democrats initially invited to serve on the Bush-Cheney Transition Advisory Committee for EPA.

I developed and edit the Environmental Science Deskbook. I have testified before Congress and the U.S. Sentencing Commission, have addressed the U.S. Attorneys National Conference, and am a frequent speaker before organizations such as the ABA, the Environmental Law Institute, ALI/ABA, Resources for the Future, the Society for Risk Analysis, and the Association of Corporate Counsel. My writings on legal subjects have appeared in such journals as the Administrative Law Review, Environmental Health Perspectives, Law & Contemporary Problems, the Kansas Journal of Law & Public Policy, ELI's Environmental Law Reporter, and the BNA Environment Reporter. I have also written for The New Republic and the Washington Post, and contributed for many years to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. I have been quoted in the Washington Post, the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal. I graduated in 1985 with high honors from GW Law School, where I was a member of the Law Review and the Order of the Coif. I received a B.A. and the Department Prize in Philosophy from Haverford College in 1981.

I am a member of the District of Columbia Bar and the Maryland Bar (inactive), as well as the bars of the U.S. Supreme Court; the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Fourth, Ninth and D.C. Circuits; and the U.S. District Courts for the District of Columbia, Maryland and Arizona.

I live with my wife Kathy in Alexandria, Virginia. We have two adult daughters, Liza and Caroline.

Pictured below: Jamie at the 35th reunion of his college band, Joe Mama, in May 2016; Jamie, Kathy, Liza and Caroline in Kauai in July 2021; Patagonia in Jan. 2017; Antarctica in Jan. 2016; Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania in Jan. 2014; Machu Picchu, Peru in Dec. 2010; and Glacier Bay, AK in Aug. 2005.








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