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, conducts research on various environmental law issues, advises students pursuing the certificate of concentration in environmental law, acts as liaison with the Maryland Environmental Law Society (MELS), manages Environmental Law Program conferences and events, oversees the production of the Environmental Law Program newsletter and promotional materials, and manages the day-to-day operations of the Environmental Law Program.
Prior to arriving at the School of Law in May 2010, Piermattei 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, placed third in the 1999 national Roscoe Hogan Environmental Law Essay Contest, and co-authored with Rena Steinzor: Reinventing Environmental Regulation Via the Government Performance and Results Act: Where’s the Money?, 28 Environmental Law Reporter 10,563 (1998).