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Ryan J. Carra


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Washington, DC 20005-3311

  • College of William & Mary (B.S., Chemistry, 2002; magna cum laude)
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (Ph.D. Organic Chemistry, 2008)
  • University of Virginia (J.D. 2011; Managing Editor, Virginia Environmental Law Journal 2010-11)
Bar Admissions & Memberships
Bar Admissions & Memberships
  • District of Columbia
  • Virginia

Ryan Carra utilizes his extensive technical background to assist in counseling clients in the electronics, chemicals, and energy sectors regarding a variety of environmental regulatory issues.  Ryan has advised on questions relating to extended producer responsibility, waste classification, chemical hazard classification, chemical notification requirements, and product materials restrictions both domestically and abroad.  Ryan has also advised clients on Toxic Substance Control Act matters, including the implementation of 2016 reform legislation.

Ryan has reviewed marketing materials and drafted internal guidance documents for a large electronics company seeking to ensure compliance with environmental marketing enforcement guidance around the globe, including the Federal Trade Commission’s Green Guides.  He has also counseled clients on Clean Air Act Prevention of Significant Deterioration enforcement matters and has worked closely with federal regulators to draft environmental covenants containing complex land use restrictions.

Ryan received his law degree from the University of Virginia (J.D., 2011), where he was the Managing Editor of the Virginia Environmental Law Journal.  While in law school, Ryan worked as a law clerk in the Environment and Natural Resources Division of the U.S. Department of Justice and in the Office of General Counsel at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

Prior to law school, Ryan received his Ph.D. in organic chemistry from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where his thesis work focused on the synthesis of biologically active organic molecules. Ryan performed his undergraduate work at the College of William & Mary (B.S., chemistry, magna cum laude, 2002).

Ryan has been selected for inclusion in Super Lawyers Editions 2016-2017 as a "Rising Star."