B&D Elects Five New Principals and One Of Counsel

We congratulate six of our associates whom we recently promoted. The firm elected Ryan Carra, Dan Schulson, Stacey Sublett, Nicole Weinstein, and Graham Zorn as Principals of the firm, and John Cossa as Of Counsel.

Ryan Carra (Washington, DC) uses his technical background to counsel clients in the chemicals, products, and energy sectors on environmental regulatory issues. Ryan’s experience includes advising clients on Toxic Substances Control Act matters, including implementation of the 2016 reform legislation, and advising product manufacturers, retailers, and other clients on extended producer responsibility, waste classification, chemical hazard classification, advertising and labeling, chemical notification requirements, and product materials restrictions both domestically and abroad.

Dan Schulson (Washington, DC) brings the knowledge and experience he gained as an attorney in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)'s Office of General Counsel to his clients’ environmental challenges, helping them ensure compliance with regulatory requirements, respond to agency investigations, defend against enforcement actions, assist with permitting, due diligence and audits, and engage in regulatory advocacy by commenting on agency rulemakings. He also has experience providing counsel in connection with court-appointed monitorships. His practice primarily focuses on air pollution regulation – both for mobile and stationary sources – and regulatory issues facing agricultural companies.

Stacey Sublett (Washington, DC) has a diverse regulatory and litigation practice, including counseling clients on a variety of matters including: internal investigations and environmental enforcement (including court-appointed monitorships); product stewardship, right to repair, and transboundary movement of waste; and social corporate responsibility, sustainability reporting, and environmental justice policy implementation. Stacey rejoined B&D in February 2017, immediately following her appointment as Special Counsel in the EPA's Office of General Counsel, where she played a major role in the Agency’s incident response and crisis management of matters such as the Flint drinking water crisis, the Gold King Mine spill, and the legal defense of the Clean Power Plan.

Nicole Weinstein (New York, NY) helps clients minimize and eliminate liability for contaminated sites in litigation, and to recover insurance proceeds across industries. Her practice focuses on insurance recovery and environmental litigation. She excels at identifying avenues of defense and coverage and in distilling complicated issues into understandable terms. Nicole co-chairs the firm’s Insurance Recovery practice group and the Superfund, Site Remediation, Natural Resource Damages practice group

Graham Zorn (Washington, DC) focuses his practice on environmental, toxic tort, and product liability litigation. His experience includes work on a series of complex products liability and toxic tort cases related to alleged groundwater contamination, and litigation over lead in drinking water. He represents individual businesses, trade associations, and municipalities in litigation as well as in compliance, enforcement, and counseling matters involving the Clean Air Act, the Clean Water Act, CERCLA, and other state and federal environmental statutes.

John Cossa (Washington, DC) focuses his practice on energy, infrastructure, and natural resource development on federally-managed lands and the Outer Continental Shelf, including oil and gas, pipeline, transmission line, renewable energy, and mining development on lands managed by the bureaus of the U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI). John leverages the knowledge and experience he gained from his time at DOI – first at the Bureau of Land Management’s Office of Land Use, Planning, and NEPA; then at the Office of the Assistant Secretary, Land and Minerals Management; and at the Office of the Solicitor – to counsel oil and gas, mining, pipeline, and renewable energy companies and trade associations on federal regulatory initiatives; compliance with operational, environmental, and safety regulations; and administrative and judicial appeals of agency regulations, notices, and orders. 

“Each of these six diverse and accomplished attorneys plays an important role in serving and growing our environmental and litigation practices. We thank them for their dedication to the firm and its clients,” said Ben Wilson, Chairman of B&D. "We welcome them as Principals and Of Counsel and congratulate them on their promotions."