William Hall Esq.

Venable LLP
Hall, William

Bill Hall, a Partner with in Washington, D.C., has practiced environmental law for over 30 years and has handled many environmental regulatory, legislative, policy, and litigation matters. Mr. Hall currently represents trade associations and individual companies in the vinyl flooring, paint and coatings, plastics, chemical, and utility industries.

Most recently, Mr. Hall's environmental practice has focused on federal, state, and local green building, product selection, and chemical control requirements (TSCA, CPSIA); environmental/sustainability standard - setting by governmental and nongovernmental organizations; greenhouse gas/climate change legislation and regulation; recycling and extended producer responsibility programs; energy efficiency requirements; and California Prop 65 matters.

Mr. Hall has participated in numerous agency rulemakings and has been lead counsel in judicial review petitions challenging Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) asbestos and slip resistance standards, EPA recycled material regulations, and New York state green building requirements. He also has defended lead paint and asbestos personal injury and property damage cases and represented PRP committees and companies in Superfund cleanup cases.

Mr. Hall has lobbied Congress on economic stimulus, lead paint, green building and energy efficiency tax credit issues. He further has lobbied state legislatures and the D.C. Mayor's Office and City Council on asbestos, lead paint, green building, chemical control, and baseball issues. Mr. Hall represents insureds in obtaining insurance coverage under CGL and other policies for environmental and asbestos liabilities involving hundreds of millions of dollars.

Mr. Hall has a prominent position in the Washington, D.C. sports community. He played a leading role in bringing baseball back to Washington and developing Nationals Park, the first Major League Baseball stadium to receive LEED Silver certification. He provides legal representation to professional athletes.

Mr. Hall received his B.A., cum laude, from Bucknell University and his J.D. from the Georgetown University Law Center.