Jean-Cyril Walker: Lawyer with Keller and Heckman LLP

Jean-Cyril Walker

Washington,  DC  U.S.A.

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Practice Areas

  • Advertising and Promotion
  • Antitrust
  • Environmental
  • Environmental and Toxic Tort Litigation
  • Trade and Professional Associations
  • Fuels
  • International Trade
  • Product Safety
  • Product Stewardship, Green Chemistry, and Sustainability
Law SchoolUniversity of Maryland School of Law, J.D., 1995
Admitted1996, Maryland; 2001, District of Columbia; U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit

Jean-Cyril Walker joined Keller and Heckman in 2000. He practices environmental law.

Mr. Walker advises clients on a wide range of environmental matters, including compliance with U.S. requirements governing the safe management and disposal of chemical and hazardous substances. Mr. Walker counsels fuel industry clients on federal and state requirements governing the development and distribution of fuels and fuel additives, including the renewable fuel standards (RFS and RFS2), and matters involving renewable fuel identification number (RIN) transactions. Mr. Walker regularly advises industry and trade association clients on matters concerning the regulation of hazardous air pollutants under the federal Clean Air Act (CAA) and state and local air pollution statutes. In this regard, Mr. Walker has advised clients on compliance with numerous MACT standards, including those governing pharmaceutical production, chemical manufacturing, can and other surface coatings, and other industrial operations. Mr. Walker has extensive experience with CARB regulations, and in particular, on complying with regulations governing emission of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in adhesives, paints, and other industrial and consumer products.

Mr. Walker regularly advises clients on their product stewardship and risk management programs with a particular focus on safety considerations affecting both industrial and consumer products. This approach not only includes assessing compliance with the Federal Hazardous Substances Act (FHSA), other Consumer Product Safety Commission requirements, and state toxics in packaging laws (CONEG), but also advising on the suitability of environmental marketing claims and attendant substantiation. Mr. Walker works closely with clients to address the increasing array of state consumer product requirements, with special emphasis on cadmium, lead, and mercury restrictions in packaging and electronic products.

Mr. Walker helps clients shape federal, state, and international environmental policies. He assists clients in preparing comments on rulemakings and other policy decisions before the Environmental Protection Agency, state environmental agencies, and international standards organizations. As needed, Mr. Walker has litigated many of these issues in the federal appellate and district courts, either on behalf of industry petitioners or intervenors. Mr. Walker regularly represents industry clients in enforcement actions under various environmental statutes, including the federal CAA, RCRA, and EPCRA, as well as state analogues.


Jul 31, 2008 CPSC Reauthorization Legislation Expected To Pass
Oct 07, 2009 Jean-Cyril Walker to speak at the Annual Blow Molding Conference
Oct 08, 2009 Jean-Cyril Walker to speak at the 2009 NPIRI Technical Conference
Oct 05, 2010 Partner J.C. Walker to Lead Webinar on Mercury Regulations
May 29, 2012 Partner Jean-Cyril Walker Discusses Future of EPA's Audit Program in WLF Legal Opinion Letter
Oct 11, 2012 Jean-Cyril Walker will moderate a panel on Transparent yet Competitive: Environmental Disclosures from Hydraulic Fracturing to Consumer Products at the ABA Environment, Energy and Resources Law Summit
Apr 16, 2013 JC Walker Will Participate on an Upcoming Environmental Law Institute Webinar
Feb 07, 2014 Consumer Protection Alert


Mar 19, 2009 EU RoHS AMENDMENTS: Meet the New RoHS. Same as the Old RoHS?

Oct 21, 2008 Global Food Packaging Law Seminar - Washington, D.C.

Jul 31, 2008 Medical Foods: A Global Dialogue

Jul 11, 2007 Global Trends for Packaging


Aug 12, 2014 EPA Rulemakings Seek to Buttress Renewable Fuel Program
Jul 23, 2014 Privacy & Advertising Alert: FTC Dings Company for Peddling Made-in-USA Seals
Jun 20, 2014 FTC Cuts Down Plastic Lumber Recycled Content Claims
May 15, 2014 Privacy and Advertising Alert
May 15, 2014 Consumer Protection Alert
Apr 07, 2014 Consumer Protection Alert
Mar 28, 2014 Consumer Protection Alert
Feb 21, 2014 EPA Narrows Controversial Definition of Diesel Fuels in Hydraulic Fracturing Permitting Guidance
Feb 18, 2014 Consumer Protection Alert
Feb 07, 2014 Consumer Protection Alert
Jan 15, 2014 Consumer Protection Alert
Nov 22, 2013 Strict Voluntary Recall Guidelines Proposed by CPSC
May 28, 2013 Environmental and Advertising Advisory - Marketing Products as VOC-Free in Light of the FTC's Enforcement Policy Statement
Apr 09, 2013 Fuels Alert: Blend Wall Spurs Calls for Significant Revisions to EPA's Proposed RIN Quality Assurance Program
Mar 13, 2013 CPSC Proposes to Revise Supplemental Definition of Strong Sensitizers Under FHSA
Feb 15, 2013 Fuels Advisory: EPA Proposes Replacing RIN Confusion with Audit Nightmare
Jan 14, 2013 Green Chemistry Update: Maine Releases BPA Alternatives Assessment Report
Nov 06, 2012 Environmental Business Alert
Oct 26, 2012 Court Rebuffs CPSC Database Disclosure Decision in Important Administrative Law Ruling
Oct 10, 2012 Environmental Business Alert
Oct 02, 2012 FTC Finalizes Guides for the Use of Environmental Marketing Claims
Sep 24, 2012 Fuels Alert
Sep 11, 2012 Environmental Business Alert
Aug 17, 2012 Environmental Business Alert
Aug 02, 2012 Environmental Business Alert
Jul 30, 2012 Green Chemistry Update: Maine Releases List of Chemicals of High Concern
Jun 25, 2012 Environmental Business Alert
Jun 06, 2012 Washington Issues Green Chemistry Alternatives Assessment Guidance
May 31, 2012 Environmental Alert
May 25, 2012 Future Of EPA's Audit Program Remains Regretfully Uncertain
Apr 12, 2012 Fuels Advisory: Fraud Investigation Shakes Renewable Fuels Market
Apr 11, 2012 Recent Federal Court Decisions Curtail EPA's Clean Water Act Authority
Apr 03, 2012 Environmental Business Alert
Mar 16, 2012 Environmental Business Alert
Feb 29, 2012 Environmental Business Alert
Feb 02, 2012 Environmental Business Alert
Dec 12, 2011 State Testing of Single-Use Shopping and Mailing Bags for Lead and Cadmium Imminent
Oct 25, 2011 CPSC Adopts Final Testing and Component Testing Rules; Proposes Two Additional Rules on Testing and Certification
Oct 13, 2011 Toxics in Packaging Clearinghouse to Evaluate Laboratory Testing of Glass Packaging
Aug 22, 2011 New Jersey Proposes E-Waste Regulations
Aug 19, 2011 President Signs Legislation Amending CPSIA; New Rulemakings Required
Aug 19, 2011 New York Judge Dismisses False Advertising Suit Against USGBC
Aug 17, 2011 RoHS Recast Final and Official; Implementation Dates Abound
Aug 15, 2011 Significant Variability Found in Toxics in Packaging Compliance Verification Testing
Aug 05, 2011 Congress Passes Legislation to Amend CPSIA
Jul 25, 2011 Washington Finalizes Green Chemistry Reporting Rule
Jun 27, 2011 Environmental Business Alert: U.S. Supreme Court to States: No Federal Climate Change Nuisance Suits!
Jun 21, 2011 Canada's New Product Safety Law Takes Effect
Apr 18, 2011 Product Safety Alert: CPSC Public Database Now Live
Feb 15, 2011 Partner Jean-Cyril Walker Discusses EU's Proposed Recast of RoHS in SMT Magazine Article
Nov 24, 2010 Client Alert: California Broadens, Then Narrows, Scope of Proposed Green Chemistry Initiative Regulations
Oct 28, 2010 Product Safety Alert: CPSIA Plus 2: New Deadlines, New Proposals Affect Manufacturers, Importers, Retailers
Aug 06, 2010 California Proposes to Ban Biodegradable Claims for All Plastic Products
Jul 19, 2010 Client Alert: California's Green Chemistry Initiative Raises Many Litigation Concerns
Jul 07, 2010 Client Alert: California's Proposed Green Chemistry Regulation Could Broadly Affect Consumer Product Makers, Sellers
Apr 01, 2010 Critical Regulatory Issues to Consider in a Non-Regulatory Setting
Feb 12, 2010 Environmental Business Alert: SEC Issues Guidance on Climate Change Disclosures
Nov 25, 2009 Environmental Advisory: U.S. Climate Change Mitigation Efforts: The Story So Far and Looking Ahead
Oct 28, 2009 EPA Contemplates Significant Overhaul of Emissions Factors Program - Environmental Business Alert
Aug 14, 2009 Product Safety Alert: CPSIA One Year Later: New Deadlines, New Proposals for Manufacturers, Retailers
Jun 24, 2009 Environmental Business Alert: Electronics Update
May 27, 2009 Environmental Business Alert: H.R. 2454, The American Clean Energy Security Act: Potential Impact On Retailers
Apr 28, 2009 Environmental Business Alert: Navigating the IRS Green Trap
Mar 26, 2009 Environmental Business Alert: California Reverses Position: Wood Pallets and Other Wood Packaging Materials Are Not Subject to the State's New Formaldehyde Limits
Mar 24, 2009 Product Safety Alert: CPSC Public Meeting on Global Post-manufacturing Traceability System Signals Potential for Global Program
Jan 07, 2009 New Consumer Product VOC Limits and Registration Requirement in New Jersey
Dec 17, 2008 CPSC Clarifies PPPA Certification Obligations for Drugmakers
Dec 15, 2008 NAD Says Oxo-Biodegradable Claims Not Supported
Oct 03, 2008 Product Safety Alert: Expanded Product Safety Certification for Consumer Products Effective November 12, 2008!
May 15, 2008 FTC Green Packaging Workshop
Oct 29, 2007 Heavy Metals and Toxic Materials Limits in Packaging
Oct 29, 2007 Mercury Education and Reduction
Oct 29, 2007 Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Legislation
Oct 29, 2007 Restriction of the Use of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) in Electrical and Electronic Equipment
Oct 29, 2007 The Lifecycle Rules for Consumer Products, Packaging and Equipment
Aug 06, 2007 Environmental Advisory - Supreme Court Clarifies CERCLA Cost - Recovery Process
Jul 02, 2007 Federal Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasures (SPCC) Plan Primer
May 17, 2007 EPA-DOJ Global Settlement Approach to Civil and Criminal Liability
Nov 14, 2005 Environmental Advisory EPA's New All Appropriate Inquiries Rule: Standardizing Environmental Due Diligence
Jun 01, 2003 Environmental Reporting and Recordkeeping: Sound Strategies and Legal Insights
Jan 01, 2002 Under the Microscope: EPA and States Pursue Colleges and Universities


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EPA Rulemakings Seek to Buttress Renewable Fuel Program
Adrienne M. Timmel,Jean-Cyril Walker, August 18, 2014
Over the past few weeks the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) finalized several rules affecting its Renewable Fuel Standard (“RFS”) Program. On July 18, 2014, EPA finalized its rules concerning the Renewable Identification Number (“RIN”) Quality...

FTC Dings Company for Peddling Made-in-USA Seals
Nathan S. Cardon,Tracy P. Marshall,Sheila A. Millar,Jean-Cyril Walker, July 25, 2014
What’s in a name? If you’re a company and your name is “Made in the USA,” your marketing had better smell at least as sweet as the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) Made in USA Standard, or so Made in the USA Brand, LLC (MITUB or the Company) discovered. The FTC...

FTC Cuts Down Plastic Lumber Recycled Content Claims
Nathan S. Cardon,Tracy P. Marshall,Sheila A. Millar,Jean-Cyril Walker, June 26, 2014
For the second time in five months, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has announced a settlement of allegedly deceptive recycled content claims for plastic lumber.

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