Ralph A. Child: Lawyer with Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.

Ralph A. Child

Phone617.348.3021

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AV® Preeminent

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Practice Areas

  • Regulatory Compliance, Permitting, Approvals & Appeals
  • Enforcement Defense
  • Brownfield Remediation & Redevelopment
  • Transactional Representation
  • Litigation
  • Environmental Law
  • Energy & Clean Technology
  • Manufacturing
  • Construction
  • Real Estate
 
Contact InfoTelephone: 617.348.3021
Fax: 617-542-2241
Internet: Each Attorney's Internet Address takes the following form: first initial, last name @mintz.com (e.g., rmintz@mintz.com)

http://www.mintz.com/professionals/detail/name/ralph-a-child
 
University Dartmouth College, B.A., 1972
 
Law SchoolHarvard University, J.D., 1976
 
Admitted1978, Massachusetts
 
Memberships 

Professional & Community Involvement
•Member, Board of Directors of the Environmental Business Council of New England
•Past chair, Boston Bar Association Environmental Law Section

 
Biography

Ralph's practice involves regulatory strategy, advocacy, and litigation, with a strong focus on environmental policy and enforcement. Major clients include energy project developers, manufacturers, real estate developers, and public agencies, whom he advises on air, waste, contaminated site, and water pollution issues.

In 2011 and 2012, the firm received the Acquisition International Legal Award for “US Environmental Law Firm of the Year.” The awards celebrate excellence and reward firms, teams and individuals for their contribution to client service, innovation and commitment to quality.

From 1996 to 1999, Ralph served as general counsel to the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection, the principal environmental regulatory agency in Massachusetts, with over 50 regulatory programs.

He frequently speaks on environmental issues at continuing legal education seminars.

He held a University of Massachusetts legislative fellowship at the Massachusetts legislature (1976). While in law school, he was an editor of the Harvard Law Review. He also was a Luce Scholar, providing counsel on legal reform efforts in Indonesia.

Newsroom
• Eighty-Five Mintz Levin Attorneys Named 2014 Massachusetts Super Lawyers and Rising Stars, ( 10.17.2014 )
• Sixty-Two Mintz Levin Attorneys Included in The Best Lawyers in America, 2015 Edition, ( 08.18.2014 )
• Fifty-One Mintz Levin Attorneys Featured in Chambers USA 2014 Guide, ( 05.23.2014 )
• Quoted in Ticking Clock Threatens to Doom EPA Methane Rules, Law360 ( 04.28.2014 )
• Seventy-Nine Mintz Levin Attorneys Named 2013 Massachusetts Super Lawyers and Rising Stars, ( 10.21.2013 )
• Sixty-Three Mintz Levin Attorneys Included in The Best Lawyers in America, 2014 Edition, ( 08.15.2013 )
• Forty-Eight Mintz Levin Attorneys Featured in Chambers USA 2013 Guide, ( 05.24.2013 )
• Seventy-One Mintz Levin Attorneys Named 2012 Massachusetts Super Lawyers and Rising Stars, ( 10.22.2012 )
• Sixty Mintz Levin Attorneys Included in The Best Lawyers in America, 2013 Edition, ( 08.24.2012 )
• Forty-One Mintz Levin Attorneys Featured in Chambers USA 2012 Guide, ( 06.07.2012 )
• Fifty-Two Mintz Levin Attorneys Recognized as Massachusetts Super Lawyers, ( 10.21.2011 )
• Forty-Three Mintz Levin Attorneys Included in The Best Lawyers in America, 2012 Edition, ( 09.06.2011 )
• Thirty Four Mintz Levin Attorneys Featured in Chambers USA 2011 Guide, ( 03.21.2011 )
• Forty-Nine Mintz Levin Attorneys Recognized as Massachusetts Super Lawyers, ( 10.19.2010 )
• Quoted in PCB-Containing Caulk: EPA Mixes Its Messages, American College of Environmental Lawyers ( 09.22.2010 )
• Thirty-Nine Mintz Levin Attorneys Included in The Best Lawyers in America, 2011 Edition, ( 08.11.2010 )
• Mintz Levin Adds Six Attorneys to Chambers USA 2010 Guide, ( 03.23.2010 )
• Forty-Eight Mintz Levin Attorneys Recognized as Massachusetts Super Lawyers, ( 10.27.2009 )
• Ralph A. Child Named to American College of Environmental Lawyers, ( 10.01.2009 )
• Thirty-One Mintz Levin Attorneys Included in The Best Lawyers in America, 2010 Edition, ( 07.31.2009 )
• Chambers USA Names 22 Mintz Levin Attorneys Leaders in Their Fields for 2009, ( 06.12.2009 )
• Forty-Six Mintz Levin Attorneys Recognized as Massachusetts Super Lawyers, ( 10.29.2008 )
• Chambers USA Names 20 Mintz Levin Attorneys Leaders in their Fields for 2008, ( 06.18.2008 )
• Forty-Five Mintz Levin Attorneys Recognized as Massachusetts Super Lawyers, ( 10.25.2007 )
• Chambers USA Names 19 Mintz Levin Attorneys Leaders in Their Fields for 2007, ( 06.15.2007 )

Awards & Recognitions
Chambers USA: Massachusetts (Band 1) - Environment (2004 - 2014)
Massachusetts Super Lawyers: Environmental (2004 - 2014)
Best Lawyers in America: Environmental Law (2010 - 2015)
•Named to American College of Environmental Lawyers in 2009
•Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent

Publications
• Author, Climate Change Litigation - Will Property Insurers Take the Lead?, American College of Environmental Lawyers ( 04.24.2014 )
• Co-author, Setting Straight the EPA on the Cost of Removing PCBs, Law 360 ( 03.14.2012 )
• Co-author, EPA Seeks Comment on Minor Reinterpretation of Rules on PCBs in Building Materials, Environmental Alert ( 03.06.2012 )
• Co-author, New Requirements on Construction Site Stormwater, Environmental Alert ( 02.23.2012 )
• Author, 'Good' Energy Projects will Survive; 'Bad' Ones will Not, National Law Journal ( 10.25.2010 )
• Author, Good' energy projects will survive; 'bad' ones will not”, National Law Journal ( 10.25.2010 )
• Author, PCB-Containing Caulk:EPA Mixes its Messages, American College of Environmental Lawyers ( 09.22.2010 )
• Co-author, Why RGGI Should Die And State GHG Regulations Should Thrive, Article ( 07.14.2010 )
• The Second Circuit Reinstates Global Warming Federal Nuisance Claims against Utilities: Connecticut, et al. v. American Electric Power Co., Inc., et al., Environmental Law Alert ( 10.01.2009 )

Speaking Engagements
• Speaker, Legal and Regulatory Framework, Source-Oriented Modeling to Assess Attainment with NAAQS: Do YOU Comply?, Golder Associates Workshop on Air Dispersion Modeling, Westborough, MA (02.10.2011)
• Speaker, Managing PCB Contamination from Caulking in Older Buildings, Healthcare Technologies Innovation Reception, Westborough, MA (12.14.2010)
• Speaker, Managing PCB Contamination from Caulking in Older Buildings, Environmental Business Council New England Seminar (12.14.2010)

 
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