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Conrad Bolston
Conrad Bolston
Senior Associate — Environmental & Natural Resources
Senior Associate — Environmental & Natural Resources

Conrad Bolston

Conrad Bolston

2200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Suite 500 West
Washington, DC 20037

Conrad Bolston

Conrad’s practice focuses on environmental litigation, regulatory compliance, and white collar defense. He has assisted clients with a variety of federal and state environmental enforcement matters, environmental due diligence efforts, regulatory guidance, internal investigations, and litigation arising under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA), the Clean Water Act (CWA), the Clean Air Act (CAA), the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), and analogous state laws. Conrad has also counselled clients on complex litigation matters involving toxic torts. Working with Ron Tenpas, he has recently been involved in enforcement matters that include issues related to mobile emissions, environmental criminal liability, and reporting and disposal practices for underground injection wells.

Conrad has been involved in complex litigation including antitrust laws, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Telecommunications Act, and various other federal statutes and state tort causes of action.

Experience Highlights

  • 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 complying with 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
  • 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