Malcolm has extensive experience with air quality, California Proposition 65, product safety, climate change, hazardous materials/wastes, California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA), pesticides and labeling (FIFRA), contaminated properties, under-and above-ground tanks, water law, environmental auditing and transactional due diligence. Malcolm represents clients on leading edge issues such as California's Global Warming Solutions Act, (AB 32), California's Green Chemistry Initiative, emissions trading, environmental insurance and consumer product safety (including CPSIA) matters.
Within the above fields, he represents clients with permitting new and expanding facilities, navigating rulemaking processes, complying with regulations, defending agency enforcement actions, emissions (including carbon) trading, understanding complex regulatory programs and citizen suits. His clients include large and small companies in the industrial minerals, energy, oil, manufacturing, aerospace, real estate, automotive, hospitality, and financial sectors and trade associations.
Following law school, Malcolm began his career at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Headquarters in Washington, D.C. He left EPA to co-found AER*X, the nation's first emissions trading consulting and brokerage firm. Malcolm subsequently opened AER*X/RMT's (an environmental and engineering consulting firm) first California office. From 1988 to 1999, Malcolm was at McClintock, Weston, Benshoof, Rochefort Rubalcava & MacCuish. He joined Jeffer, Mangels, Butler & Marmaro, LLP in 1999 and was there through 2008, when he joined Hunton & Williams.