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Paul E. Hagen


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

  • Providence College (B.A., 1986)
  • Washington College of Law at the American University (J.D., 1990)
Bar Admissions & Memberships
Bar Admissions & Memberships
  • Maryland
  • District of Columbia
  • American Bar Association
  • American Society of International Law (ASIL)
  • World Conservation Union (IUCN) Commission on Environmental Law

Paul Hagen practices in the areas of U.S. and international environmental law.  He advises a diverse group of multinational corporations and trade associations on market access, global supply chain, and product stewardship matters in the U.S. and in key markets worldwide.  Mr. Hagen also counsels clients on the negotiation and implementation of regional and global environmental agreements, with a particular emphasis on treaties and related legislation impacting the chemicals and electronics sectors. He has helped clients with the successful implementation of national and global product take-back and recycling programs.

His recent work includes:

RoHS and Material Ban Legislation:  Advising companies on market access requirements for products subject to RoHS maeasures and material ban legislation, including electronics, toys and consumer products.

Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) Laws:  Counseling companies on compliance with EPR legislation and the collection and environmentally sound management of used and end-of-life electronic equipment, batteries, pharmaceuticals, medical devices and other products in the U.S. and in key markets worldwide.

Conflict Minerals:  Advising a wide range of companies on due diligence, supply chain communication and disclosure requirements under the SEC’s Conflict Minerals Rule.

Basel Convention on the Transboundary Movement of Wastes: Counseling the U.S. electronics industry on the negotiation and implementation of the Basel Convention, related OECD Council Decisions and U.S. bilateral agreements governing the transboundary movement of used and end-of-life electronic equipment.

Energy Efficiency:  Counseling U.S. companies on federal and state energy efficiency mandates and environmentally preferable procurement standards.

Mr. Hagen serves on the boards of several leading conservation non-profit organizations, including the Conservation Fund and the Chesapeake Conservancy, and serves on the NatureServe's Strategic Advisors Council. He is a former board member of the Environmental Law Institute (board chair) and the American Bird Conservancy and World Environment Center. In addition, he has taught as an adjunct professor 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, Super Lawyers and Law Business Research's International Who's Who of Environment Lawyers.