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John Mizerak is an associate in the firm’s Washington, DC office. He focuses on environmental matters as well as civil and administrative litigation, and has advised on issues under the Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, CERCLA, and other environmental and energy regimes.

  • Advice to auto manufacturer on applications for certificate of conformity, AECD disclosures, defect reporting, delegated assembly, and other regulatory requirements.
  • Representation of companies in investigations by the Environmental Protection Agency, the Department of Justice, and the House Oversight Committee into potential violations of law.
  • Advice to client on legal developments surrounding Clean Water Act § 401 water quality certifications.
  • Advice to multiple clients on state hazardous material regulations and reporting requirements for batteries found in consumer products.
  • Advice to medical device and equipment manufacturing company on applicability of international hazardous waste management treaties to potential operations.
  • Advice to international medical system and life sciences corporation on obligations stemming from the presence of mercury in its products.
  • Advice to clients on environmental dimensions of national and international corporate transactions in a variety of industries and sectors, including pharmaceutical, manufacturing, agricultural production, and energy.
  • Advice to clients on compliance with state environmental property transfer regimes, including the Connecticut Transfer Act.
  • Representation of multiple clients in threatened enforcement actions by EPA, including healthcare product manufacturer in connection with alleged violations of antimicrobial pesticide registration requirements, and alcoholic beverage production company in connection with alleged non-compliance with Clean Air Act New Source Review requirements.
  • For a major multinational energy production and petrochemical company, analysis of potential risks under FTC's Green Guides with making recyclability claims to downstream manufacturers.  
  • Representation of multiple companies in site cleanup actions around the country, including actions involving natural resource damages claims.
  • Advice to manufacturing company on risks stemming from perfluorinated alkyl substances (PFAS).
  • Advice to multiple clients on projected effects of defeat device investigations and litigation brought against Daimler, Fiat, and others.
  • Representation of multiple electronics companies in investigations by Consumer Product Safety Commission.

Pro Bono

  • Representation of local and national nonprofit groups in their challenge to President’s December 4, 2017 Proclamation reducing the size of the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, and related Freedom of Information Act litigation.
  • Representation of The Nature Conservancy as amicus curiae in suit challenging the State of California’s decision to link its greenhouse gas cap-and-trade program with that of Quebec.

Previous Experience

  • Securities & Exchange Commission Division of Enforcement, Intern (2012)