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Paul E Hagen

Paul E Hagen

Beveridge & Diamond P C

Washington, DC, USA

Paul E. Hagen
Principal, Beveridge & Diamond, P.C.

Paul Hagen practices in the areas of U.S. and international environmental law. He advises a diverse group of multinational corporations and trade associations on market access, global supply chain, and product stewardship matters in the U.S. and in key markets worldwide. Mr. Hagen also counsels clients on the negotiation and implementation of regional and global environmental agreements, with a particular emphasis on treaties and related legislation impacting the electronics, chemicals and pharmaceutical sectors. He has helped clients with the successful implementation of national and global product take-back and recycling programs.  His recent work includes:

  • Conflict Minerals: Advising a wide range of companies on due diligence, supply chain communication and disclosure requirements under the SEC’s Conflict Minerals Rule.
  • Chemicals and Material Ban Legislation: Advising companies on market access requirements for chemicals and material ban legislation for electronics, toys and consumer products in key markets worldwide.
  • Product Take-Back: Counseling U.S. companies on the collection and environmentally sound management of used and end-of-life electronic equipment, batteries, pharmaceuticals and other products in the U.S. and in key markets world-wide.
  • Basel Convention on the Transboundary Movement of Wastes: Counseling the U.S. electronics industry on the negotiation and implementation of the Basel Convention, related OECD Council Decisions and U.S. bilateral agreements governing the transboundary movement of used and end-of-life electronic equipment.
  • Energy Efficiency: Counseling U.S. companies on federal and state energy efficiency mandates and environmentally preferable procurement standards.

Mr. Hagen serves on the boards of several leading conservation non-profit organizations, including the Conservation Fund and the Chesapeake Conservancy, and is a former board member and Chair of the Environmental Law Institute. He has advised governments in Asia, Africa, and the Middle East on the drafting of environmental and natural resources legislation. In addition, he has taught as an adjunct professor at the Washington College of Law at American University (Washington, D.C., Geneva). Mr. Hagen's environmental practice has been prominently recognized in Chambers USA and other leading publications, including The Best Lawyers in America and Super Lawyers.


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