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Russell N. Fraker
1350 I Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20005-3311
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Russell Fraker is an Associate in the Washington, D.C. office of Beveridge & Diamond, P.C. His practice encompasses environmental regulatory issues associated with facilities and products, both domestically and internationally. He has significant experience with air, waste, contaminated site, biosafety, and product stewardship laws.
Proficient in Portuguese and Spanish, Mr. Fraker has worked in several Central and South American countries. As a member of the Firm’s Latin American practice group, he advises clients on regulatory issues in the region, with a particular focus on Brazilian environmental laws.
Before entering the practice of law, Mr. Fraker worked as an environmental consultant to the oil, forestry, and telecommunications industries. He also worked as a commercial fisheries observer on the Bering Sea and North Atlantic, and in the planning, permitting, protection and repair of undersea cable systems in over twenty countries.
Mr. Fraker’s work in the non-profit sector includes past management positions in two conservation organizations, ongoing representation of the National Association for Environmental Management, and his current volunteer position on the National Forest Leadership Council.
Mr. Fraker received his law degree in 2008 from Vanderbilt Law School, where he was a Managing Editor of the Vanderbilt Law Review. At the same time, Mr. Fraker co-founded another publication, the Environmental Law & Policy Annual Review, and served as its first Managing Editor. He received awards as the top student in four law school classes, and separately in recognition of his scholarship on transnational legal issues.
Prior to law school, Mr. Fraker studied Philosophy and Political Science at Reed College, where he was a National Merit Scholar. He then received a master’s degree in International Relations from Yale University, supported by a Yale Graduate School Fellowship.
Mr. Fraker is a member of the bars of Tennessee and the District of Columbia.