Erik Baptist

Partner at Wiley Rein LLP

Erik Baptist

Erik Baptist

Partner at Wiley Rein LLP

Biography

Erik C. Baptist, former Deputy Assistant Administrator for Law and Policy in the Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), As Senior Deputy General Counsel at the EPA - his position prior to being elevated to Deputy Assistant Administrator - Mr. Baptist provided legal oversight of the agency's most significant rulemakings and served as its lead oversight attorney, representing key witnesses before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee and responding to congressional requests.
Prior to joining the EPA, Mr. Baptist was Senior Counsel at the American Petroleum Institute (API). Over his six-year tenure at the association, he conducted judicial, regulatory, and legislative advocacy on behalf of the oil and gas industry. Mr. Baptist also previously worked for two years at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's (FERC) Office of Enforcement. He began his career as a litigation associate in the Washington, DC office of an Am Law 100 law firm.
Mr. Baptist received his J.D. from The George Washington University Law School, where he served on The George Washington International Law Review. During law school, he served as a judicial extern for Judge Ricardo Urbina of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia and a judicial intern for Judge Eric Washington of the District of Columbia Court of Appeals. He received his B.A., with honors, from Vanderbilt University.

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1943

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Senior Deputy General Counsel
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United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA or sometimes USEPA) is an agency of the U.S. federal government which was created for the purpose of protecting human health and the environment by writing and enforcing regulations based on laws passed by Congress.

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