Skip to content
Grant Tolley
Grant Tolley
Senior Associate — Environmental & Natural Resources
Senior Associate — Environmental & Natural Resources

Grant Tolley

Grant Tolley
Washington, D.C.

2200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Suite 500 West
Washington, D.C. 20037

Grant Tolley

Experience Highlights

  • Served three years as a member of the court-appointed monitorship overseeing Volkswagen’s compliance with the civil and criminal settlements resolving the $33 billion Dieselgate scandal

  • Represented petrochemical manufacturer in CAA New Source Review enforcement during negotiation of consent decree and in subsequent arbitration seeking indemnification to recover consent decree costs

  • Counseled automaker on disclosure of AECDs pursuant to EPA’s audit policy

  • Drafted comments on behalf of trade association on EPA’s National Compliance Initiatives

  • Prepared litigation risk assessment for public utility following the D.C. Circuit’s partial vacatur of EPA’s RCRA coal combustion residuals rule

  • Provided strategic analysis on defenses to products liability and toxic tort claims related to groundwater contamination in federal district court

  • Represented housing developer in appeal of permit conditions in state court and administrative litigation


  • Georgetown University, J.D., cum laude, 2017 (CALI Award for the highest grade in Environmental Law)
  • Yale University, M.F.S., Forest Science, 2012
  • University of Hawaii, B.A., English, and B.S., Botany, 2009
  • Judicial Intern for the Honorable Colleen Kollar-Kotelly, U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, 2015
  • Law Clerk, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance, 2016
  • Clerk, White House Council on Environmental Quality, 2012
  • Member: American Bar Association, Section of Environment, Energy and Resources
  • District of Columbia
  • U.S. Supreme Court