Irene Hantman

Adjunct Professor



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Irene Hantman is counsel at Verdant Law where she focuses on the domestic regulation of chemicals. She has written extensively on these issues. Ms. Hantman advises clients on the practical implications of final and proposed state and federal legislation and regulations; for example, the implications of California’s Covered Electronic Devices regulations for redesign of complex electrical goods. For chemical manufacturers, she develops recommendations for hazard communication compliance, with both federal and California Prop 65 requirements. Her practice also includes enforcement defense.

Ms. Hantman joined Verdant after working at the USEPA in the Waste and Chemical Enforcement Division on TSCA and RCRA enforcement matters and in the Office of Transportation and Air Quality on compliance programs for traditional and renewable fuels. While at EPA she also worked with the Office of Solid Waste and Office of Resource Conservation and Recovery on the development of rulemaking proposals.

Ms. Hantman serves in a leadership position for the American Bar Association’s Pesticide, Chemical Regulation, and Right-to-Know Committee, for which she has chaired and moderated numerous programs. She has also served as vice-chair for newsletters for the ABA’s Air Quality Committee.