QUILL Law Group, LLC
Regulatory and Litigation Support For Environmental, Product and Health Issues

TERRY F. QUILL, J.D., M.S.
Quill Law Group, LLC

1629 K Street, NW, Suite 300
Washington, DC 20006
202-508-1075 (Direct)
301-538-5048
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About Terry F. Quill

EDUCATION

1988 Juris Doctor, University of Michigan Law School, Ann Arbor, MI
1983 M.S., Toxicology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
1977 M.S., Biology, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI
1976 B.S., Biology, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

LEGAL PRACTICE

QUILL Law Group, LLC, Washington DC (3/2007 to Present)

  • Advise clients concerning risk assessment and risk communication.
  • Advise clients concerning product defense in public, regulatory, legal and legislative arenas.
  • Provide litigation and litigation-support counseling related to environmental, product and health matters.
  • Prepare comments on science and health issues to regulatory agencies.
  • Develop and manage science and experts in product and health-related litigation.
  • Prepare science-based motions in litigation; develop deposition and trial outlines related to scientific issues in litigation.
  • Challenge agency rulemakings.

SCIENTIFIC CONSULTING

In Limine LLC, Principal (3/2007 to Present)

  • Provide toxicology, regulatory, risk assessment, risk management and science policy counseling.
  • Provide litigation-support services related to environmental, product and health matters.
  • Assist clients in responding to agency actions.
  • Focus on developing science in litigation for purposes of bringing and defending Daubert motions.

Senior Vice President for Product Defense, The Weinberg Group, Washington, DC (7/2005-2/2007)

  • Advised clients regarding development and defense of products.
  • Assisted clients in responding to threats to corporate image, business and brands.
  • Activities included risk assessment, risk management, science policy and regulatory advice, and litigation-support services related to environmental, product and heath matters.
  • Assessed the toxicity and environmental fate of chemical substances.
  • Advised clients concerning regulatory and political processes related to environmental, product and health issues.
  • Member of firmís Management Committee. Responsible for marketing and business development for the Product Defense Group. Managed the Product Defense Group, which consisted of a number of scientific professionals.

ATTORNEY Ė Environmental and Administrative Law; Product Liability Litigation

Partner, Duane Morris LLP, Washington, DC (5/2000 to 6/2005)

Of Counsel, Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., Washington, DC (10/1988 to 5/2000)

Experience in Environmental and Administrative Law

  • Provided legal counseling and litigation services concerning a variety of environmental and regulatory issues.
  • Represented clients in legal and technical matters associated with potential human and environmental exposures to toxic substances.
  • Advised clients regarding risk assessment and risk communication.
  • Extensive involvement in the regulatory and political processes concerning dioxin.
  • Extensive experience in assessing the toxicity and environmental fate of dioxins, PCBs, and endocrine disruptors.
  • Advised clients on international activities concerning persistent organic pollutants.
  • Experience in environmental and toxic tort litigation, administrative hearings and appellate challenges to EPA rulemakings under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) and the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA).
  • Involved in the development of and challenges to state water quality standards for dioxins and toxics.
  • Represented clients in matters under the Clean Water Act; the Toxic Substances Control Act; the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act; the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act; the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act; SDWA; and, RCRA.

Clients included a number of pulp and paper companies, sectors of the chemical industry, mining groups, municipal waste and hazardous waste incinerators, and a variety of other industrial companies.

Litigation Experience

  • Provided litigation services related to product liability and personal injury defense.
  • Managed science issues and scientific experts in litigation.
  • Provided advice concerning product defense.
  • Prepared scientific theories for product liability and personal injury litigation.
  • Prepared Daubert challenges opposing adverse experts.
  • Prepared strategies for opposing adverse scientific positions.

Clients included dietary supplement manufacturers and sectors of the chemical and automotive industry.

ENVIRONMENTAL TOXICOLOGIST (9/1983 to 5/1985)

Macomb County Health Department, Mt. Clemens, MI

County Toxicologist responsible for addressing health concerns, community relations, citizen education and complaint response associated with potential human exposure to toxic wastes and toxic materials.

  • Developed and administered county toxicology programs.
  • Communicated health and environmental risks to the public, news media, environmental groups, health agencies and public officials.
  • Worked closely with and provided assistance to state agencies, other county and city health departments, and fire and police departments.
  • Provided toxic spill and emergency incident response.
  • Developed health advisories for a variety of chemical contaminants in air, drinking water, surface water and soils that were associated with landfills, industrial operations and household chemical use.
  • Made numerous toxicology presentations at state conferences and community meetings.
  • Organized and served as chairperson for a statewide environmental toxicology committee consisting of representatives from local health departments and state agencies.

METALLURGICAL LABORATORY ASSISTANT (10/1980 to 2/1981)

Atlas Foundry Co., Detroit, MI

  • Activities focused on quality control of gray and nodular iron castings for automotive dies, machine and prototype parts.

STAFF RESEARCH ASSOCIATE II (12/1979 to 9/1980)

University of California at Irvine, Irvine, CA

  • Conducted laboratory research in tumor immunology.

RESEARCH ASSISTANT IN IMMUNOLOGY (6/1978 to 12/1979)

Wayne State University, Dept. of Immunology, Detroit, MI

  • Conducted laboratory research in immunochemistry.

GRADUATE RESEARCH/TEACHING ASSISTANT (4/1976 to 12/1977)

Wayne State University, Dept. of Biology, Detroit, MI

  • Conducted laboratory research in molecular and developmental genetics.
  • Instructed biology laboratory classes and biology discussion classes.

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

American Bar Association Special Committee on Science and Technology, Past Chairman
International Society of Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology, Treasurer, Past President
Life Sciences Research Office, Vice Chairman - Board of Directors

EDITORIAL BOARD

Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology, Editorial Board Member

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