Thomas Milch

Thomas Milch
Partner, Arnold & Porter LLP, Washington, DC
Terms served on previous ELI Boards of Directors

Thomas Milch is presently Chair of Arnold & Porter LLP and previously served as head of the firm's Environmental practice. Mr. Milch's practice principally includes federal enforcement and private party litigation under US environmental law, counseling national and multinational companies on environmental compliance issues, and addressing environmental issues that arise in complex corporate and real estate transactions. His recent experience has focused on remedial issues at major contaminated sites and national lakes and rivers, including disputes involving sediment remedies, natural resources damages and RCRA citizen suits. From 1989 until 1997, Mr. Milch was an adjunct professor of law at Georgetown University Law Center, where he taught courses on environmental law. He has served as a member of the ABA's Standing Committee on Environmental Law (1996-1998), and was chair of the ABA's Special Committee on Environmental Litigation Techniques (SONREEL) (1991-1994). From 1992 to 1998, Mr. Milch also served on the Board of Directors and Executive Committee of the Environmental Law Institute and from 1998 to 2004, he served on the Board of Directors of Wildlife Trust International, an international conservation group committed to biodiversity protection. For more than a decade, he has served on the Board of RESOLVE, Inc., a nonprofit organization committed to alternative dispute resolution in the environmental field. He is a graduate of Yale Law School, where he served as an officer of the Yale Law Journal.