Elliott P. Laws

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Elliott P. Laws is a partner in the Washington, D.C. office of Crowell & Moring where he chairs the firm's Environment & Natural Resources Group and is a member of the Government Affairs Group. He is also a member of the firm's Management Board. 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. Elliott is frequently sought for advice regarding site specific, as well as, general issues faced by major corporations in the environmental regulatory and policy areas. With his deep environmental experience, he is able to help guide these clients through complex negotiations and development of innovative resolutions at the highest levels of the federal government.

In 2011 he was appointed by the U.S. Bankruptcy Court to serve as Administrative Trustee for the environmental response trust that will oversee the approximately $800 million trust established by the U.S. Government to clean up and repurpose for redevelopment the former properties of "Old" General Motors Corp. He will manage this role through a separate entity, EPLET LLC, of which he will be the Managing Member. 

In 2017, Elliott was appointed as a public member of the Administrative Conference of the United States.

Elliott was elected a Fellow of the American College of Environmental Lawyers in 2008, and was elected a Regent in 2016. He was also listed in Who's Who Legal: Environment in 2016.


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