Sirak, Reed W.

Reed W. Sirak


Reed Sirak is an associate in the Squire Patton Boggs Environmental, Safety & Health Practice Group. Reed is involved in litigation matters pertaining to the Clean Air Act (CAA), Clean Water Act (CWA), Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA), Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), Hazardous Materials Transportation Act and Hazardous Materials Regulations, and the various rules and regulations governing the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). In addition to litigation, Reed assists clients on issues involving regulatory compliance and performing environmental due diligence.

Prior to joining the firm, Reed was an associate for a boutique natural resources and insurance defense law firm in Anchorage, Alaska; clerked for the Honorable Magistrate Judge John D. Roberts at US District Court for the District of Alaska at Anchorage; and clerked for the Honorable Deputy Presiding Judge Vanessa H. White at Palmer Superior Court.

During law school, Reed spent the fall semester of his third year interning at the US Department of Justice in the Environmental Crimes Section located in Washington DC. In addition, Reed received a certificate from the General Practice Program and served on Vermont Law Review.


  • Defending a major chemical corporation at an informal conference before OSHA’s Area Director resulting in the successful resolution of the OSHA citation.
  • Advising a major chemical company on the OSHA Process Safety Management regulations and defending exempt employees during employee interviews as part the Agency’s investigation into the complaint.
  • Assisting a major chemical corporation with updating its Material Safety Data Sheets in response to an OSHA citation.
  • Defending a major corporation in response to criminal charges brought under DOT’s Hazardous Materials Regulations.
  • Defending a major chemical corporation as second chair during arbitration, the subsequent challenge in US District Court for the Northern District of Ohio, and on appeal to the US Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.
  • Defending a major petroleum company against allegations brought by the Ohio Petroleum Underground Storage Tank Release Compensation Board.


  • Vermont Law School, J.D., 2012
  • Vermont Law School, Masters of Environmental Law and Policy, 2009
  • University of Montana, B.A., 2007


  • Ohio, 2015
  • Alaska, 2012
  • U.S. Dist. Ct., Dist. of Alaska

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Member of the Alaska and Anchorage Bar Associations.

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  • Listed among 18 lawyers on the Council on Safe Transportation of Hazardous Articles (COSTHA) 2016 Outside Counsel Benchmarking Survey, which recognizes outstanding outside counsel in the field of hazardous materials transportation law based on member feedback