Beveridge & Diamond
 
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Mark N. Duvall

Principal


1350 I Street, N.W.
Suite 700
Washington, DC 20005-3311
Washington

Practices
Practices
Education
Education
  • Amherst College (B.A., magna cum laude, 1974; Phi Beta Kappa)
  • University of Virginia School of Law (J.D., 1978; Order of the Coif)
Bar Admissions & Memberships
Bar Admissions & Memberships
  • State Bars: District of Columbia; Connecticut; Michigan
  • Federal Appellate Courts: U.S. Supreme Court; U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia and Fifth Circuits
  • U.S. District Courts: District of Columbia

Mark Duvall has over two decades of experience working in-house at large chemical companies.  His focus at Beveridge & Diamond, P.C. has been on product regulation at the federal, state, and international levels across a wide range of programs, and occupational safety and health. 

He heads the Firm’s Toxic and Harmful Substances/Toxic Substances Control Act practice.  His experience under TSCA includes enforcement actions, counseling, rulemaking, advocacy, and legislative actions.  He chairs the TSCA Dialogue Group, an informal group of companies that manufacture, import, distribute, and/or sell chemicals, and related trade associations, that address possible legislation to amend TSCA and alternatives to legislation.  He also works with foreign counterparts to TSCA, including REACH and CEPA.

He has extensive experience with the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act, particularly with respect to regulation of antimicrobials, and with the Biocidal Products Directive in Europe.

He heads the Firm’s FDA practice, having worked on FDA regulation of food and food additives, dietary supplements, drugs, medical devices, and cosmetics, and European counterparts.  He is knowledgeable about human testing requirements, having served as the Chair of an institutional review board for several years.

He has counseled clients on the regulation of consumer products by the Consumer Product Safety Commission and the Federal Trade Commission.  He has reviewed hundreds of green marketing claims and counseled on federal, state, and international regulation of such claims.

He has worked on green chemistry issues at the federal and state levels, as well as a variety of voluntary programs that affect products.  He has helped clients with the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act, the Controlled Substances Act, the Chemical Weapons Convention, and other chemicals-related requirements.

He has advised clients and written and lectured on regulation of the products of nanotechnology by FDA and by EPA under FIFRA and TSCA, and on related product stewardship issues.

He heads the Firm’s Occupational Safety and Health practice.  He has extensive experience with OSHA and state OSHA inspections, enforcement litigation, compliance counseling, advocacy, and rulemaking, with particular emphasis on process safety.  He has counseled clients on the EPA risk management program requirements under Section 112(r) of the Clean Air Act and state worker protection programs, and on inspections by the Chemical Safety and Health Investigation Board.

He is Vice Chair and former Chair of the Committee on Pesticides, Chemical Regulation, and Right-to-Know of the American Bar Association’s Section on Environment, Energy, and Resources.

Mr. Duvall has been selected for inclusion in the 2015-2018 editions of The Best Lawyers in America, and 2014-2015 editions of Super Lawyers.