Leading Environmental and Export Control Lawyer Russell V. Randle Joins Miles & Stockbridge's Growing D.C. Office

WASHINGTON, Nov. 16, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Miles & Stockbridge continues its strategic expansion in Washington, D.C. with the addition of Russell V. Randle, a leading environmental and export control lawyer with more than three decades of deep experience in these areas. Randle joins from Squire Patton Boggs as a principal in Miles & Stockbridge's Products Liability & Mass Torts practice.

Randle manages clients' litigation, regulatory compliance and transactional due diligence—areas on which he also frequently writes, publishes and teaches. He has extensive experience with Superfund and contaminated properties, including many on the National Priorities List. From August 2014-July 2016, he chaired the Superfund and Natural Resources Damages Litigation Committee of the American Bar Association's (ABA) Section on Environment, Energy and Resources. He co-authored or authored the annual ABA updates on Superfund for 2009-2013, and again for 2016. He also authored the Environmental Law Institute's Oil Pollution Deskbook, published in 2012.

Randle has handled numerous matters arising under the Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act and Oil Pollution Act, as well as antimicrobial issues under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act.

His focus on export controls and sanctions covers the full spectrum of compliance, enforcement action and audit issues related to defense trade, financial transfers and non-government organizations working in areas affected by U.S. sanctions.

"We are thrilled Russ has joined Miles & Stockbridge," said John A. Stalfort, Miles & Stockbridge's managing principal in D.C. "He brings incredible experience to our team and our manufacturing, real estate and construction clients in particular. Having worked on the environmental aspects of business and legal matters since the late 1970s and export control and sanctions matters since the early 1980s, he knows first-hand why current rules evolved as they have and can use those insights to solve client problems."

Pro Bono Work

Randle serves on the Executive Council of The Episcopal Church at the denominational level as one of 38 elected members, who essentially serve as a board of directors. His pro bono work helps inform his advocacy, including the use of economic sanctions to advance U.S. policy in difficult places for the church, like South Sudan, Burma and Cuba. He also has worked toward the use of sustainable building practices to help improve the waters of the Anacostia River as an advocate for the DC Appleseed Center for Law and Justice. The organization works to solve problems affecting the daily lives of those who live and work in the National Capital area.

He graduated magna cum laude from Princeton University with a bachelor's degree in Public Policy. He earned his J.D. from Yale Law School, where he was one of the editors of the Yale Law Journal.

Recent Lateral Hires

Randle's arrival continues a recent infusion of significant talent into Miles & Stockbridge's Washington, D.C. office. Also joining the firm in 2017 were environmental lawyer Van P. Hilderbrand, Jr. from Sullivan & Worcester LLP and government contracts lawyer C. Peter "Pete" Dungan from Hogan Lovells.

Miles & Stockbridge

Miles & Stockbridge is a leading law firm with offices in Washington D.C., Northern Virginia and Maryland. Its lawyers help global, national, local and emerging business clients preserve and create value by helping them solve their most important problems. 

Miles & Stockbridge has more than 70 lawyers in the Greater Washington area. Most of the firm's work in this area focuses on the financial services, public finance, real estate development, construction, environmental, nonprofit, government contracts, intellectual property, and manufacturing industries. Additionally, specific lawyer strengths in international family law and international child abduction matters, energy, education, and consumer product safety have been a good fit in the region.

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