Herbert Estreicher, Ph.D.

Herbert Estreicher, Ph.D.: Attorney with Keller and Heckman LLP


Herbert Estreicher, Ph.D. has a broad practice in international environmental regulatory law.

Dr. Estreicher has an interdisciplinary approach combining law and science. He represents leading manufacturers of chemicals, pesticides, insect repellents, food additives, and consumer products before Federal and State regulatory agencies.

Dr. Estreicher provides advice on product liability risk control and assists clients with crisis management for embattled products, including chlorinated pesticides, wood preservatives, dioxins, and persistent, bioaccumulative, and toxic (PBT) chemicals. He helps clients secure and maintain chemical approvals and pesticide registrations in Canada and Europe, advises clients on responding to the CEPA challenge program, and provides advice on European chemical directives and initiatives, such as the European Union (EU) Marketing and Use Directive, the EU Biocidal Products Directive, and the EU Registration, Evaluation and Authorization of Chemicals (REACH) regulation. Dr. Estreicher also represents clients in the negotiation and development of various international environmental instruments governing persistent organic pollutants (POPs), has been actively involved in the Great Lakes Binational Toxics Strategy, and has participated in the Canadian Strategic Options Process (SOP). He is actively engaged in the areas of TSCA Reform and the California Green Chemistry Initiative. His extensive background in organic chemistry, risk assessment and bioengineering is valued highly by clients in the chemical, nanotechnology, and biotechnology industries.

Dr. Estreicher has organized conferences on global PBT regulation, the dioxin reassessment, and the regulation of antimicrobial compounds, children’s health, endocrine disruption, and high production volume (HPV) chemicals testing programs.

While in law school, he was elected to the Order of the Coif and served on the New York University Law Review. He also served as a law clerk for Judge Daniel M. Friedman on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit from 1988-1989. Prior to his legal career, he was a senior research chemist and technical project leader for Shell Chemical Company.


•Nov 12, 2018 ChemCon Europe 2018
•Aug 23, 2018 Herb Estreicher Quoted in Article Critics Eye Suits on TSCA Evaluations but ’Murky’ Law Complicates Strategy
•Aug 06, 2018 Herb Estreicher Quoted in Article: US EPA Sticking to Contaminants Position for 1-4 Dioxane
•Jul 17, 2018 Herb Estreicher Quoted in Article EPA Declines to Defer to OSHA Rules in TSCA Existing Chemical Reviews
•Jun 20, 2018 Herb Estreicher Quoted in Article Lawsuit Threats Add to Legal Push-Back Against Pruitt EPA’s Agenda
•Jun 18, 2018 Herb Estreicher Offers Industry Perspective in Article NRDC Suit Faces Hurdles but May Dissuade EPA Use of New Chemicals Plan
•Feb 20, 2018 Herb Estreicher Comments in Article Downplaying Appeal, EPA Vows to Fight Adverse TSCA Ruling on ’merits’


•Dec 12, 2018 REACH 30/30
•Oct 10, 2018 REACH 30/30 - Inaugural REACH 3030
•Mar 14, 2018 TSCA 30/30 - March 14, 2018
•Feb 14, 2018 TSCA 30/30 - February 14, 2018
•Jan 10, 2018 TSCA 30/30 - January 10, 2018
•Dec 13, 2017 TSCA 30/30 - 2017
•Dec 13, 2017 TSCA 30/30 - December 13, 2017


•Oct 17, 2018 EPA Releases Final Rule on TSCA User Fees
•Aug 11, 2017 EPA Publishes Final Inventory Reset Rule, Sets Reporting Dates
•Jul 05, 2017 EPA Finalizes TSCA Inventory Reset Rule
•May 05, 2017 EPA Issues TSCA Proposal for Prioritization of Chemicals for Risk Evaluations
•May 05, 2017 EPA Issues Proposal for TSCA Chemical Risk Evaluation
•Jan 19, 2017 EPA to Require Up-Front Substantiation of All Non-Exempt CBI Claims
•Jan 13, 2017 EPA Issues Proposal on TSCA Inventory Reset

Areas of Practice (18)

  • Biocidal Products Regulation (BPR)
  • Biotechnology
  • Chemical Control
  • Environmental
  • Environmental and Toxic Tort Litigation
  • Food & Drug
  • Fuels
  • Health and Safety Compliance Audit
  • International Regulatory Affairs
  • Nanotechnology Strategy, Regulation and Defense
  • Pesticides
  • Product Safety
  • Product Stewardship, Green Chemistry and Sustainability
  • Tobacco and E-Vapor
  • Trade and Professional Associations
  • TSCA
  • Workplace Safety and Health

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
202.434.4334  Phone
202.434.4646  Fax
University Attended:
Brandeis University, B.A., 1975; Harvard University, Ph.D., 1980
Law School Attended:
New York University, J.D., 1988
Year of First Admission:
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit; Brussels Bar (B List); U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit; U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia; District of Columbia; New York


•Vice Chair, American Bar Association (ABA) Committee on Pesticides, Chemical Regulation, and Right-to-Know
past chair, ABA Committee on Environmental Law and Public Health


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