Biography

Successful resolution of complex environmental disputes.

Tony has over 20 years’ experience in litigation and alternative dispute resolution (ADR) in complex environmental and commercial matters. He represents clients in high-stakes cases in federal and state courts and in arbitration and mediation proceedings, with a focus on environmental and commercial matters. In each litigation matter, he proposes and implements a strategy designed to achieve the client’s business goals in a timely and cost-effective manner, whether through a favorable judicial ruling, ADR, negotiated settlement, or regulatory action. Tony also offers his services as an independent arbitrator and mediator in an array of civil cases.

Tony employs a creative and principled approach to resolving complex disputes, fostering productive working relationships with stakeholders, technical experts, regulators, and others to achieve a favorable resolution of each dispute that advances the broader interests and objectives of the client. Tony currently serves as national co-chair of the Firm’s litigation practice, and is past co-chair of the Firm’s appellate litigation practice.

Examples of his work include:

  • Bringing, defending, and intervening in litigation to defend client products and regulatory approvals and challenge invalid regulations.
  • Lead trial counsel in numerous complex arbitration matters – many of which proceeded through full evidentiary hearings and resulted in some of the most favorable arbitration awards in the history of the relevant field.
  • Advising and defending clients in EPA enforcement cases.
  • Mediating and negotiating settlements resolving complex commercial and environmental disputes.
  • Advising clients on the regulatory requirements governing the distribution and sale of pesticides and other products.
  • Working with technical experts to prepare substantive comments on regulatory proposals.
  • Preparing and advising on the terms of commercial agreements relating to intellectual property and related matters central to clients’ freedom to operate.
  • Forming and advising coalitions of multinational companies to satisfy common regulatory requirements and advocate regulatory positions before federal agencies.

Education

  • Virginia Tech  (B.S., 1992)
    • Aerospace Engineering
  • College of William and Mary  (J.D., 1995)

Bar Admissions

  • District of Columbia
  • Virginia
  • Georgia