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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
Posted:
February 22, 2018

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Gregory Mifflin Perkins

***** ***** **, ******** **, 21044

Mobile: (410) 440 – 7832 Email: ac4kv2@r.postjobfree.com

Bar: Maryland (Summer 2015); Willing to waive into or sit for other State bars.

EDUCATION

American University Washington College of Law: Washington D.C.

Juris Doctor, May 2015; GPA 3.53

Awards: Energy and Natural Resources Scholarship Recipient Spring 2015.

Section Representative for the WCL Environmental Law Society.

2013 European Comparative Law Study Abroad Program.

Rel. Courses: Regulation of Energy (Highest Grade), Business Associations, Administrative Law, Contemporary Topics in Administrative Law, Environmental Law and Advanced Environmental Law, Federal Public Lands Law.

University of Maryland, College Park: College Park, MD

Bachelor of Science in Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics, May 2012; GPA: 3.55

Honors: Membership in Alpha Zeta National Professional Agricultural Honors Fraternity.

Multiple time recipient of the Ray A. Murray Scholarship and Delegate Turner Scholarship.

Activities: Liaison to College of Agriculture and Natural Resource Student Council for Alpha Zeta.

Student Ambassador for the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

United States Forest Service:

Litigation Specialist December 2016 – Present Washington, D.C.

Review complaints and decisions concerning the Forest Service and related Federal agencies to keep the Chief and his deputies informed of litigation against the agency. Predominantly National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), Administrative Procedures Act, Endangered Species Act, Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), and National Forest Management Act cases.

Coordinate litigation efforts between the Agency, the Office of the General Counsel, and the Department of Justice concerning national cases to promote a national litigation strategy and a uniform litigation standard.

Create and supervise volunteer internship program to bring in law students to expose them to the mission of the agency and to research case trends into such topics as NEPA supplemental analysis, Oil and Gas pipelines across public lands, and potential ESA consultation liabilities considering recent court decisions.

Perform analysis of litigation trends to form recommendations for agency leadership in how to prevent future litigation or how to lessen analysis delays given the risk level of receiving litigation.

Use Veritas/Clearwell eDiscovery Platform and agency data systems to compile administrative records and case reports as well as to assist other staff areas with FOIA responses.

Write and publish a weekly agency newsletter informing employees throughout the agency, the Office of the General Counsel, and the Department of Justice of recent litigation.

Assist with vetting programs for a Citizen Science fund to promote volunteer programs on National Forests.

Bloomberg BNA:

State Tax Credit Editor July 2016 – December 2016 Crystal City, VA

Update State tax credit portfolios using Bloomberg’s publishing program to describe different personal and corporate tax credit programs and to ensure the information is current, explain the application processes, and improve the product’s accuracy and ease of use.

Review the Green Incentive Navigator concerning State green energy incentive programs (tax and otherwise) to ensure the incentives' availability and eligibility requirements.

Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER):

Legal Fellow March 2016 – June 2016 Silver Spring, MD

Research and complete NEPA complaints against the Fish and Wildlife Service over the planned removal of a National Wildlife Refuge from the National Wildlife Refuge System without having completed the necessary NEPA requirements.

Draft complaints and assist litigation efforts concerning state and federal employee whistleblowers focusing mainly on environmental issues.

Draft FOIA complaints against environmental agencies regarding various whistleblower concerns

Perform intake calls with potential clients to discern whether PEER could help with potential litigation.

Small Business Administration, Office of the National Ombudsman (ONO):

Extern October 2014 - November 2014 Washington D.C.

Research the 8(a) Business Development program and whether a second denial by the reviewing authority bars the applicant from seeking the Ombudsman's help in receiving another review of the application.

Compose portions of the ONO annual report to Congress including developing grading criteria for Federal agencies’ compliance with ONO policies and accommodation of small businesses.

Department of the Interior, Office of the Inspector General:

Pathways Intern June 2014 - September 2014 Washington D.C.

Develop Recommendations for whether to suspend or debar entities who have defrauded the Federal government or broken federal laws and write the Action Referral Memos and Show Cause Notices for the Inspector General to approve.

Contact Investigators and other Government Agents to corroborate questions in the Investigative Record.

Develop Program Fraud Civil Remedies Act (PFCRA) information document to be used to introduce inspectors and other OIG officers to PFCRA and how the act could help the OIG collect more of its expenses from those being investigated.

Participate in meetings with parties concerning suspensions, debarments, and initiating stronger compliance programs.

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA):

Extern September 2013 - April 2014 Washington D.C.

Research and compile possible Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) litigation strategies into a database for future office reference.

Research municipal waste water treatment plants to assess their pretreatment programs and compliance with the Clean Water Act.

Research and write memo on the Miscellaneous Receipts Act and its applicability to EPA RCRA proceedings to recover funds placed in escrow accounts by default stakeholders.

Revise EPA policy for storing digital images taken during investigations for use at trial.

Develop questions on different agency statutes and rules to be used in agency investigator training classes.

Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL):

Summer Intern on Energy and the Environment May 2013 - August 2013 Washington D.C.

Draft outreach material on expected effects of climate change on specific congressional districts for use in lobbying efforts.

Research Congress members’ legislative histories to prioritize FCNL’s outreach initiatives.

Participate in meetings with regional stakeholders about outreach initiatives, successes, and future strategies.

United States Department of Agriculture, Animal & Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS):

Biological Science Technician/Intern May 2010 - August 2012 Riverdale, MD.

Analyze Lacey Act declarations to ensure legal compliance and track trends in the international trade of forestry products.

Review Phosphine and Methyl Bromide agricultural use standards for the U.S. and other countries to inform leadership of potential use conflicts.

Participate in interagency meetings between Federal agencies, as well as meetings with NGOs and stakeholders, on issues concerning the implementation, enforcement, and documentation of the Lacey Act and shipments subject to Lacey Act declarations.

Assist with responding to FOIA requests asking for Confidential Business Information regarding importers; exporters; and information about the type, quantity, and location from which products are being imported under the Lacey Act.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Interests: Guitar, Violin (Greater Baltimore Youth Orchestra through High School), Old Movies, National Forests and Parks, Chesapeake Bay Foundation, Wilderness Society, Terps Basketball, and Orioles Baseball.



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