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Paul E. Hagen
Paul Hagen
Principal
Beveridge & Diamond, PC

1900 N Street, NW
Washington, DC 20036

Paul is a Principal with Beveridge & Diamond in Washington, D.C.. He works with leading companies to anticipate and comply with product-related environmental requirements in the U.S. and in key markets worldwide. His practice includes representing U.S. business interests in the negotiation and implementation of regional and global environmental agreements that drive national environmental legislation. Paul serves as a strategic advisor to companies on new circular economy initiatives with a focus on reuse of products and materials recovery. He regularly advises on requirements governing transboundary shipments of electrical and electronic products, batteries and solar panels for reuse, repair, and recycling. For more than two decades, he has represented clients on the negotiation and implementation of international waste shipment controls and trade bans arising under the Basel Convention, OECD Council Decision, and U.S. bilateral agreements. He has also represented clients in the negotiation and implementation of the Stockholm POPs Convention and the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety to the Convention on Biological Diversity. Paul advises companies on compliance with expanding Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) laws governing the management of used and end-of-life electronic equipment, batteries, medical devices, unwanted pharmaceuticals, and plastic packaging in the U.S. and in other countries. He supports a diverse group of companies on due diligence, supply chain communication, and ESG disclosure requirements related to responsible supply chains and sourcing of timber, conflict minerals, and other materials. Paul is active with many of the country's leading conservation organizations. He serves on the board of the Conservation Fund which since its founding has protected over 8 million acres of natural lands and working landscapes. He also serves on the NatureServe strategic advisory council. He is a former board chair of the Environmental Law Institute (ELI) and Chesapeake Conservancy. He also served on the boards of the American Bird Conservancy and World Environment Center. Paul has advised non-profit clients on protecting whales, establishing nature reserves, global protections for albatrosses, and sustainable fisheries management. An avid birder, Paul leads regular bird outings in Washington, DC and in New York.

Work Phone:
(202)789-6022
Email:
phagen@bdlaw.com
Website:
www.bdlaw.com

EPA Region:
DC
Year of induction:
2019
Degrees:
Providence College (B.A., 1986) American University (J.D., 1990)
Admissions:
District of Colombia Maryland
Court Admissions:
Maryland
Professional Societies and Organizations:
U.S. Council for International Business (USCIB) Environmental Committee, Co-Chair The Environmental Forum (ELI) Advisory Board American College of Environmental Lawyers (ACOEL) American Society of International Law (ASIL) NatureServe, Advisor
Other Environmental Career Experience:
Washington College of Law at American University (Washington, DC Geneva, Switzerland), former adjunct professor