William Piermattei

Managing Director, Environmental Law Program




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Bill Piermattei joined Maryland Carey 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 a concentration in environmental law, is the faculty supervisor for the Maryland Environmental Law Society (MELS), develops the Environmental Law curriculum, 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, Professor Piermattei works on a variety of international initiatives. Along with The Elizabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University and Professor Robert Percival, he 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). In addition, Professor Piermattei is part of the Maryland Carey Law team working with the University of Malawi to develop curricular and co-curricular experiences, including visiting the University of Malawi and developing student projects designed to address Malawi’s environmental challenges. In the past Professor Piermattei has led or co-led student trips to Israel and the West Bank to study water reuse and China to see the development of law to address its environmental challenges.

Prior to arriving at Maryland Carey Law in May 2010, Professor 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. He graduated from Maryland Carey Law with honors in 1999 with a Concentration in Environmental Law.