Professionals / Paul E. Hagen
Paul E. Hagen
1350 I Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20005-3311
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Paul Hagen practices in the areas of U.S. and international environmental law. He counsels leading multinational corporations and trade associations on environmental compliance and market access requirements related to product design, supply chain management, and resource protection measures in the U.S. and in key markets worldwide. He also advises clients on the negotiation and implementation of regional and global environmental agreements, with a particular emphasis on treaties and related legislation impacting the chemicals, electronics, and pharmaceuticals sectors.
Mr. Hagen advises a diverse group of clients on market access and product stewardship initiatives. His work includes advising on chemical import notification requirements, restricted substances legislation (e.g., RoHS), supply chain due diligence for sourcing of timber and conflict minerals, labeling and energy efficiency standards, dangerous goods shipments, and consumer product safety requirements. He works extensively with companies on product take-back and recycling mandates in the U.S., Europe, Asia-Pacific and Latin America including requirements governing the transboundary movement of used and end-of-life products.
Mr. Hagen has represented clients on matters arising under numerous international environmental agreements, including: the Basel Convention and OECD decisions governing transboundary movement of hazardous wastes and recyclables; the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs); SAICM; the Biosafety Protocol to the Convention on Biological Diversity; the Framework Convention on Climate Change and the Kyoto Protocol; the CITES Convention; the Montreal Protocol; and various marine conservation accords.
Mr. Hagen's domestic environmental practice includes compliance counseling and enforcement defense related to a range of environmental matters, with an emphasis on product recycling, chemical release reporting and Right-to-Know issues.
He has also advised multinational financial institutions, lender groups and various industry sectors on the environmental and social requirements and performance standards governing large infrastructure and energy projects. He has advised governments in Asia, Africa and the Middle East on the drafting of environmental and natural resources legislation.
Mr. Hagen serves on the boards of several leading non-profit organizations. These include the Conservation Fund, the World Environment Center (WEC) and the Chesapeake Conservancy. He is a former board member and former Board Chair of the Environmental Law Institute (ELI). He has taught as an adjunct professor of law at the Washington College of Law at American University (Washington, D.C., Geneva). Mr. Hagen's environmental practice has been prominently recognized in Chambers USA and other leading publications, including The Best Lawyers in America and Super Lawyers.