MARSHALL R. MORALES is a member of the Environmental practice group in Washington, D.C. His practice focuses on complex environmental compliance, enforcement and litigation. He advises clients on air and waste laws, chemicals and pesticide regulation, product stewardship and contaminated site remediation.
Marshall regularly represents industrial and manufacturing clients facing government investigations and enforcement actions, with ample experience negotiating settlements with government parties. He also counsels technology and retail clients with every-changing product stewardship requirements, including chemical restrictions, energy efficiency and transboundary issues.
As a litigator, Marshall handles matters in federal and state courts involving challenges to agency actions, citizen suits and multiparty cost allocations. He also advises on clients on regulatory strategies, filing comments on proposed agency actions, and challenging final agency actions. With an undergraduate degree in Environmental Science, Marshall draws on his extensive technical background to address effectively the scientific and engineering issues in environmental matters.
His range of experience has covered matters involving the Clean Air Act; the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA); the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA); the Endangered Species Act (ESA); the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA); and the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA), as well as state law equivalents.
Within the firm, Marshall serves on the Diversity Committee’s Recruitment and Retention Subcommittee for the D.C. office. Prior to Sidley, Marshall previously served an Assistant Attorney General in the Honors Program of the Washington State Attorney General’s Office. In that position, he gained substantial administrative and appellate litigation experience in energy and occupational safety matters. Additionally, he served as an Indian law advisor to various state government programs.