Director, National Enforcement Training Institute
Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Mike Walker serves as the Director of the National Enforcement Training Institute in the Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance, U.S. EPA, Washington, D.C. Mr. Walker has been involved in the litigation and negotiation of many high profile environmental enforcement actions since he began his career in EPA’s Chicago, IL, Regional office in 1979. Mr. Walker is the author of numerous articles including: “High Stakes on a Fast Track: Administrative Enforcement at EPA,” “Introducing the Environmental Data Police,” “Attitude is Everything - Dealing With EPA’s Enforcement Program,” “How to Handle Difficult Chemicals: The Unused Tool in EPA’s Chemical Toolbox -TSCA Section 7 of the Toxic Substances Control Act,” “Alternate Dispute Resolution in EPA Enforcement Proceedings,” “The Use of the Toxic Release Inventory in Low Income and Minority Communities,” and “EPCRA Citizen Suits: An Evolving Opus with a Discordant Note.” Mr. Walker also serves as Adjunct Professor of Law at Pace University Law School, White Plains, NY, where he has taught Chemical Regulation and Introduction to Hazardous Waste Law and Regulation, the University of Maryland School of Law where he is teaching Natural Resource Law in the Fall 2004 semester, as well as at the USDA Graduate School where he teaches Environmental Regulation & Policy: TSCA and FIFRA. He is a frequent speaker and lecturer at academic, professional and continuing legal education seminars throughout the United States and numerous foreign countries including Russia, Germany, Indonesia, the Philippines, Japan, Thailand, Mexico, England and Canada. Mr. Walker was appointed to the Senior Executive Service in 1991. Mr. Walker also directs the Clinical Legal Education Honors Program.