Managing Director, Environmental Law ProgramPhone: (410) 706-8157
Bill Piermattei joined the School of Law in 2010 after 10 years in private practice. In his role as Managing Director of the Environmental Law Program, he directs the Environmental Law Externship Program, advises students pursuing the certificate of concentration in environmental law, is the faculty supervisor for the Maryland Environmental Law Society (MELS), directs Environmental Law Program conferences and events, supervises the Environmental Law Program moot court and negotiation teams, teaches Environmental Advocacy and manages the day-to-day operations of the Environmental Law Program.
In addition to the above, Bill works on a variety of international initiatives. Along with The Elizabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University and Professor Percival, Bill is part of the Secretariat for the IUCN Academy of Environmental Law, an international academy of 200 member universities with programs focused on environmental law. He has co-edited the Proceedings of the IUCN Academy of Environmental Law’s 10th Annual Colloquium, Global Environmental Law at a Crossroads, Edward Elgar (2014). Currently, Bill is developing and supervising interdisciplinary student projects addressing international environmental issues. Currently, this “project-based learning” model is focused on creating a legal, financial and regulatory framework for developing and managing greywater use for agriculture irrigation in Israel and West Bank off-grid communities, collaborating with the Arava Institute.
Prior to arriving at the School of Law in May 2010, Bill was an associate at Venable, LLP in Baltimore. During his career as a litigator, he represented businesses and professionals in a variety of different civil suits, including toxic torts, products liability, business torts, and professional malpractice. Bill graduated from the University of Maryland School of Law with honor in 1999 with a Concentration in Environmental Law.