Williams Mullen Welcomes Veteran Environmental Law Attorney Henry R. "Speaker" Pollard, V

RICHMOND, VA., June 26, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Williams Mullen is pleased to announce that Henry R. "Speaker" Pollard, V, an experienced environmental law attorney, has joined the firm as a Partner in the Richmond office.

Mr. Pollard has advised clients on a vast range of environmental and regulatory issues, including those related to water quality, wastewater, sewage, stormwater management, wetlands, water rights, solid and hazardous waste, Superfund, petroleum and chemical storage, air pollution, cultural resources, and species protection at federal, state and local levels. He has worked on a broad range of representations, including enforcement defense (administrative, civil, criminal), permitting, real estate and corporate transactions, due diligence investigations, financing risk management, litigated matters, and regulatory and legislative affairs. His clients have ranged from financial institutions to power plants, from the government to the private sector, as well as trade groups and individuals.

Prior to private practice, Mr. Pollard worked for the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality as an Enforcement Specialist, where he led and coordinated statewide hazardous waste enforcement actions, developed administrative cases and conducted administrative enforcement proceedings, prepared enforcement policy and assisted with civil litigation and criminal enforcement and prosecution of environmental cases.

"We are pleased to have Speaker join us," said Channing Martin, head of the Environment and Natural Resource Group. "He brings a high level of knowledge and experience and has great respect from those in the environmental community."

Mr. Pollard earned an M.B.A. and J.D. from the University of Richmond. He also participated in a Summer Studies Program in marine policy at the Duke University Marine Lab. In addition, he has a B.S. in Chemistry from Hampden-Sydney College, where he graduated cum laude.

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