Crowell & Moring LLP
Elliott Laws formerly served as President of Safety, Health and Environment for Texaco Inc. While at Texaco, Elliott was responsible for the development and oversight of worldwide environmental and safety policies and positions, including climate change, sustainability, environmental management systems and corporate audits.
As an Assistant Administrator for Solid Waste and Emergency Response at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), he was responsible for regulatory and policy development and implementation for solid and hazardous waste management. This included the Superfund, Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, brownfields and underground storage tank programs. Previously, he was a Justice Department and EPA attorney and a Manhattan Assistant District Attorney.
In 2011, the U.S. Bankruptcy Court appointed Mr. Laws to serve as Administrative Trustee for the environmental response trust that will administer the approximately $800 million trust established by the US government to clean up former properties of General Motors Corporation and prepare for redevelopment.
He provides strategic counseling and legal, policy and crisis management advice on environmental and energy policy issues, regulation and litigation, addressing Superfund and hazardous wastes; brownfields redevelopment; environmental remediation; chemical regulation; clean air and clean water. Mr. Laws holds a Juris Doctorate from the Georgetown University.
Mr. Laws serves on the EMAB as a special government employee providing expert advice on safety, environmental health and stewardship. He was appointed to the Board in October 2018.