Joseph C. Stanko, Jr.

Partner

Contact

  • Washington, DC
    p202.955.1529
    f202.828.3727
  • Washington, DC
    p202.955.1529
    f202.828.3727

Joe's practice focuses on issue advocacy before congressional, White House and other executive branch officials.

Joe serves as head of the federal government relations team. His practice focuses on the policy issues related to global climate change, renewables and bio-fuels, energy, Homeland Security, the Clean Air Act and other environmental laws. Joe also provides strategic planning for corporations developing environmental mission statements or undertaking long-term business planning.

Prior to joining Hunton & Williams, Joe was an analyst for the Massachusetts House Rules and Natural Resources Committees and an associate at two distinguished law firms, where he focused on environmental compliance work for corporate clients. From 1997 to 2003, he served as counsel to the Committee on Energy and Commerce of the U.S. House of Representatives. As counsel, Joe advised the chairman on environmental and energy legislation, climate change and homeland security issues and conducted numerous oversight and legislative hearings. He also served as a member of U.S. delegations to various international environmental treaty negotiations.

Relevant Experience

  • Represent industry clients on proposed EPA regulations impacting electric generation and motor vehicle fuel production.
  • Represent major gas and oil production companies regarding hydraulic fracturing issues.
  • Represent industry clients on proposed climate change legislation and EPA regulatory programs impacting greenhouse gas emissions.
  • Provide strategic planning advice to companies on climate change and other future environmental regulatory programs and legislation, including CEO briefings.
  • Represent major U.S. refiners on federal renewable fuels program and related federal tax issues.
  • Represent industry clients and trade associations on issues arising from EPA's regulatory proposals on National Ambient Air Quality Standards, mercury emissions, and regional transport emission reductions and other Clean Air Act issues.
  • Represent major chemical industry trade association and individual companies on chemical plant security legislation, and implementation by the Department of Homeland Security.
  • Represent chemical manufacturer on Montreal Protocol implementation issues and ongoing treaty negotiations.
  • Lead U.S. House staffer on several Clean Air Act amendments and other environmental legislation.
  • Lead U.S. House staffer on the 1999 Chemical Safety Information Act, which placed certain reasonable, national security-based limitations on the distribution of sensitive "worse-case scenario" data for chemical facilities.
  • Primary U.S. House conference negotiator for TEA-21 provisions establishing more flexible implementation of EPA's ozone and particulate matter emission standards.
  • Member of U.S. delegation to global climate change treaty negotiations.
  • Member of U.S. negotiating team for U.S./Canadian transboundary ozone agreement on power plant emissions.
  • Lead Counsel in planning and conducting numerous U.S. House Commerce Committee legislative and oversight hearings on environmental and administrative law issues.
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