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E. Donald Elliott

Advisory Board member

E. Donald Elliott is a leading academic expert on improving the relationship between law and science, specializing in environmental law and chemical regulation. He is currently Adjunct Professor of Law, Yale Law School and Georgetown University Law Center, where he teaches a course comparing chemical regulation in the U.S. and E.U. He has been on the Yale Law School faculty since 1981, and is the author of over 70 articles. He is also senior of counsel in the Washington D.C. office of Covington & Burling LLP, practicing in the firm’s Environmental Practice Group. Prior to joining Covington in 2013, he was a partner in Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP, chairing the firm’s worldwide Environment, Health and Safety Department. Formerly Elliott was Assistant Administrator and General Counsel, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 1989-91, where he was EPA’s primary liaison to OIRA. He is the author of “TQM-ing OMB: Or What Is Wrong With Executive Order 12291 and What President Clinton Should Do About It in Law and Contemporary Problems” (1994), which was one of the first academic articles suggesting reforms of the OIRA process.

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