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Conrad Bolston
Conrad Bolston
Counsel — Environmental & Natural Resources
Counsel — Environmental & Natural Resources

Conrad Bolston

Conrad Bolston

2200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Suite 500 West
Washington, DC 20037

Conrad Bolston

Experience Highlights

  • Counseled and provided trainings for clients and member organizations concerning environmental justice considerations and trends

  • Advised clients regarding strategic environmental justice issues concerning project development, permitting, and enforcement

  • Assisted in the defense of companies and personnel under criminal investigation by the Department of Justice and other federal and state enforcement entities

  • Assisted companies in preparing for, complying with, and successfully concluding corporate monitorships

  • Assisted in negotiations with the Environmental Protection Agency Office of Grants and debarment

  • Performed internal investigations for major U.S. and international companies, evaluated compliance with, and financial risks from, the Clean Air Act and analogous state and international emissions laws 

  • Prepared voluntary disclosures to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and analogous state environmental agencies

  • Performed internal audit for a major U.S. company, prepared voluntary audit reports, evaluated compliance with federal and state air, water, and waste environmental statutes and regulations

  • Assisted clients in implementing compliance strategies to reduce risk of future violations


  • Georgetown University Law Center, 2013, J.D. (Executive Editor of the Annual Review of Criminal Procedure, Georgetown Law Journal; Vice President, Environmental Law Society; Academic Chair, Black Law Student Association)
  • University of Maryland, B.S., Environmental Science and Policy, 2009
  • Judicial clerk to The Honorable James R. Spencer, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, 2013 – 2014
  • Summer Law Clerk, U.S. Department of Justice, Environment and Natural Resources Division, Environmental Defense Section, 2011
  • Legal 500 U.S., Environment: Litigation, 2021 and 2022
  • National Black Lawyers Top 100 Black Lawyers, 2022
  • The Best Lawyers in America© (BL Rankings, LLC), “Ones to Watch,” Litigation−Environmental (Washington), 2022 and 2023
  • ABA SEER Leadership Development Program
  • ABA Co-Chair Environmental Enforcement and Crimes Committee (2022 – 2023)
  • Leadership Council on Legal Diversity – Fellow (Class of 2022)
  • District of Columbia
  • Maryland
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado