Professionals / Ryan J. Carra
Ryan J. Carra
1350 I Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20005-3311
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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 waste classification, chemical hazard classification, chemical notification requirements, and requirements relating to radiation-emitting equipment both domestically and abroad. Specifically, Ryan is well versed in international agreements relating to materials restrictions and waste, such as the Basel and Minamata Conventions.
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 enforcement matters and has worked closely with 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 is a member of the Virginia State Bar and the District of Columbia Bar.