defense of environmental-injury litigation involving a broad spectrum of issues pursuant to a variety of environmental statutes, including the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act and the Toxic Substances Control Act. Mr. Walsh holds a J.D. from George Washington University Law School and a B.S. in physics from Manhattan College. He represents trade associations, including the Rubber Manufacturers Association and the American Dental Association, in rule-making and other public-policy advocacy. He has negotiated protective yet cost-effective remedies in pollution cases involving water, air, and hazardous waste and has advised technology developers and users on taking advantage of incentives for, and eliminating regulatory barriers to, the use of innovative environmental technologies. Mr. Walsh has also served on several National Research Council committees: the Committee on Review and Evaluation of International Technologies for the Destruction of Non-Stockpile Chemical Materiel, the Committee on Review and Assessment of the Army Non-Stockpile Chemical Demilitarization Program: Pine Bluff, the Committee for Review and Assessment of the Army Non-Stockpile Chemical Demilitarization Program: Workplace Monitoring, the Committee for the Review and Evaluation of the Army Non-Stockpile Chemical Materiel Disposal Program, and the Committee on Ground Water Cleanup Alternatives.
Lawrence J. Washington, recently retired after working for the Dow Chemical Company for over 37 years, where he was corporate vice president for sustainability and environmental health and safety (EH&S). Among his many distinctions, Mr. Washington chaired the Corporate Environmental Advisory Council, the EH&S Management Board, and the Crisis Management Team. In his role as corporate vice president for EH&S, Human Resources, and Public Affairs, Mr. Washington led the creation of the Genesis Award Program for Excellence in People Development. His career included many roles in operations, including being leader of Dow’s Western Division and general manager and site leader of Michigan Operations. Mr. Washington earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in chemical engineering from the University of Detroit.