Peter L. Gray

Peter L. Gray

Partner - Washington, DC
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Washington, DC 20006
TEL: 202.496.7707
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Peter L. Gray serves as National Chair of the firm’s Environment, Energy and Product Regulation Department. Since joining the firm in 1985, he has worked on a broad range of environmental matters, including disputes over responsibility for cleanup of contaminated property, challenges to state and federal environmental regulations, enforcement cases involving hazardous materials, arbitration in data compensation claims involving pesticide data submissions, and climate change planning and advocacy.  

Mr. Gray has been recognized by Chambers USA as a leading Environmental attorney in the Washington, DC area and in Super Lawyers as a leader in his field. Mr. Gray has also been recognized by Corporate Responsibility Magazine's 2014 Legal Who's Who in Environmental Law. 

In addition to his environmental litigation practice, Mr. Gray has a diverse Washington, DC-based regulatory practice in which he regularly represents clients before numerous federal agencies, such as the Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Transportation, and counsels clients on hazardous materials management, release reporting requirements and climate change.

One of Mr. Gray’s areas of concentration is the regulation of pesticide products by EPA, under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA). Mr. Gray is one of a handful of lawyers experienced in litigating “pesticide data compensation” arbitrations under FIFRA, and has handled hundreds of claims over the past 25 years.

Mr. Gray writes extensively in the environmental area. Recent manuals and treatises he authored include The CERCLA Basic Practice Manual (published by the American Bar Association 2008); the Pesticide Regulation Handbook (2007); and The EPCRA Basic Practice Manual (published by the American Bar Association 2002). Mr. Gray also participates as a commentator in broadcast media, having appeared on Fox Business News and Bloomberg Radio. 

Mr. Gray frequently writes for the Washington Legal Foundation, and he is a member of the Board of Advisors to the Chemical Waste Litigation Reporter. He has served in many leadership roles in the ABA Section on Environment, Energy and Resources, including past Chair of the Environmental Litigation and Toxic Torts Committee, and the Site Remediation Committee. 

Mr. Gray is an arbitrator with the American Arbitration Association.

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