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Timothy M. Serie

Associate


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

Practices
Practices
Education
Education
  • Saint John’s University (B.A., Economics, cum laude, 2006)
  • American University Washington College of Law (J.D., cum laude, 2010)
  • American University School of International Service (M.A., International Affairs, 2012)
Bar Admissions & Memberships
Bar Admissions & Memberships
  • Virginia
  • District of Columbia
  • American Bar Association, Section of Energy, Environment & Resources; Air Quality Committee; Pesticides, Chemical Regulation and Right-to-Know Committee

Tim Serie focuses his practice on environmental, product, and chemical regulatory matters, and counsels clients in a wide range of industries, including chemical manufacturing, electronics, consumer products, and pharmaceuticals.  Tim advises these clients on matters across the product life cycle, from product development and raw material supply chains to the storage, distribution, sale, use, and disposal of products at end-of-life.

Tim focuses his practice on chemicals management and materials restrictions, including the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), U.S. state green chemistry laws, Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) limits, and product material restrictions, such as Restriction on Hazardous Substances (RoHS) laws.  His experience with TSCA includes representing clients submitting  new chemical notifications, negotiating consent orders with U.S. EPA, advising companies on TSCA reporting obligations, and protecting confidential business information.  Tim has also worked extensively on TSCA reform implementation under the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act.

Tim also advises clients on product labeling, green marketing claims, and hazard communication for consumer and industrial products.  Tim has considerable experience with the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s Hazard Communication Standard, and with labeling under the Federal Hazardous Substances Act. 

Tim works with clients on compliance with state, federal, and international transport of dangerous goods requirements, including the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Hazardous Materials Regulations, and has represented companies in enforcement defense cases in this space.  Tim also assists clients with hazardous materials reporting obligations under the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA). 

Tim has worked extensively with industry associations on product stewardship programs required by extended producer responsibility laws at the state and local level, and counsels clients on the regulatory challenges associated with the collection, transport, and disposal of products at their end-of-life. 

Prior to joining Beveridge & Diamond, Tim served for nearly five years as counsel with the American Coatings Association, representing the paint and coatings industry on a variety of environmental matters.  He advocated on behalf of the industry and advised companies on regulatory developments and compliance with environmental and product regulations, including chemicals management, hazard communication, labeling, environmental marketing, VOC limits, and private sector sustainability standards such as the Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) rating system.  Prior to his role with the coatings industry association, Tim served as a law clerk in EPA's Office of Enforcement & Compliance Assurance.

Tim received his law degree from the American University Washington College of Law where he served on the American University International Law Review.  Tim also received a Masters degree in International Politics from the American University School of International Service.  Tim received his undergraduate degree in economics from St. John’s University in Minnesota.