David Losee began his legal career in 1971 - just one year after Congress created the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Ever since, he has been at the forefront of environmental law in Connecticut. In the 1970s, as special counsel to the Connecticut Legislature's Environment Committee, he was instrumental in drafting many of the state's first environmental statutes. In 2002, he was lead counsel to the first college in the nation to complete the EPA's Audit Policy Program, an “amnesty” program for regulated entities. Throughout his career, he has shared his extensive knowledge of environmental law and policy in speeches to organizations, business groups and public institutions.
His groundbreaking 2002 work in developing the college peer-audit program established a benchmark for future audits - not only of universities and colleges, but of all EPA-regulated industries. Dave now serves as special counsel to an ever-growing number of regulated industries in their environmental audit and environmental management programs. Among higher-education institutions, Dave represents more than 300 colleges in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Tennessee, North Carolina, Florida, Alabama, Georgia, Indiana, Michigan Kansas, Arkansas, and Texas.
Today, Dave represents clients in environmental litigation and litigation avoidance, and he counsels owners and operators of facilities and financial institutions regarding hazardous waste remediation, compliance, permitting and waste-management issues. For developers of industrial and commercial sites, he provides legal guidance with regard to all permit applications as well as in litigation, when necessary to accomplish the developer's goals. He also represents residential developers and landowners with regulatory issues.
•Appointed by former U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services to the National Advisory Environmental Health Sciences Council of the National Institutes of Health
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Quoted in “Obama Budget Would Force EPA To Tighten Its Belt,” Law360, April 10, 2013
Author, “Connecticut's Environmental Site Characterization Guidance Document: A Due Diligence Roadmap,” New England Real Estate Journal, February 15, 2008
Author, Guest Editorial, “Regulatory Issues in Nanotechnology,” Gradient Trends, November 1, 2004
Author, “New Opportunities Under the EPA Audit Policy: Using a Group Effort to Self Audit,” EnviroNews Magazine, September 2004
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