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, 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. Bill co-teaches Environmental Law Advocacy and is currently co-editing the Proceedings of the IUCN Academy of Environmental Law’s 10th Annual Colloquium due to be published by Edward Elgar Publishing in 2014.
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.