Russ Randle has practiced environmental law since 1981, with extensive experience not only with superfund and contaminated properties, but also with the Clean Air, Clean Water, and Oil Pollution Acts (OPA), and antimicrobial issues under FIFRA. He has been published extensively on the issues, including the 2012 Environmental Law Institute’s Oil Pollution Deskbook. His current work includes helping Leon County, Florida in federal clean water permitting controversies.
Russ has helped clients with the environmental aspects of hundreds of transactions since 1987. He has litigated or settled cases concerning cleanup of well over 100 contaminated sites, many of them on the National Priorities List.
Russ also focuses on export control and related sanctions rules governing defense trade, financial transfers, and as well as NGOs working in areas affected by US sanctions. Whether the issue involves high technology, a potentially proscribed destination or party, or anti-boycott compliance in the Middle East, his experience in major enforcement actions and export control audits translates into sound and timely compliance advice.
Russ serves as Chair of the Superfund and Natural Resource Damages Litigation Committee of the ABA’s Section on Environment, Energy and Resources, which he served as Vice-Chair from 2009-2014. He has also assisted pro bono on Anacostia River cleanup standards and sustainable design efforts to help in that cleanup, working with DC Appleseed. He has helped various Episcopal Church entities comply with OFAC sanctions rules.
Export Control and Sanctions