Legal Experience

Environmental Advantage Law PLLC has strong environmental law and policy experience.

Brian H. Davis Legal Experience

Environmental Advantage Law, PLLC., St. Paul, Minnesota (November 2006–Present)
Environmental Law Professor, President and founder of private environmental law practice. Focus: harmonizing business and environment.                         Major client: Ecolab Inc.

University of Minnesota Law School, Minneapolis, Minnesota (1997–2013)
Adjunct Associate environmental law Professor, Business/Environmental law seminar.

ECOLAB INC.™, St. Paul, Minnesota (2003–06)
Senior Corporate Counsel for environmental, health, safety, regulatory, and real estate matters. Provided global legal advice in regulatory compliance, policy, environmental sustainability, M&A transactions, dispute resolution, and managed agency negotiations. Responsibilities included environmental; chemical; food and drug; pesticides; occupational safety and health; transportation; real estate; and consumer product safety regulations. Managed global Superfund/site remediation program.

Briggs and Morgan, PA , Minneapolis, Minnesota (2002-03)
Shareholder, private practice of environmental law professor Brian covered all facets of environmental law, EHS regulatory affairs, preventive counseling, dispute resolution, environmental and natural resource policy development, and environmental security. Major client: 3M.

3M™, Office of General Counsel, St. Paul, Minnesota (1979-02)
Assistant General Counsel for global environmental regulatory matters.

Accomplishments and Expertise at 3M:
 • More Than $50 Million Net from Innovative Cost Recovery Efforts
 • EHS Due Diligence in Global M&A & Real Estate
 • Water, Air, Waste, & Recycling Regulatory Requirements
 • Permits & Negotiations, Variances & Appeals with Administrative Agencies
 • Environmental, Safety, & Health Audit Programs
 • Site Remediation Claims & Litigation Management
 • Council for Radiation & Nuclear Regulatory Commission Matters
 • Formal & Informal Client Education

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of General Counsel, Washington, D.C. (1977–79)
Multi-regional attorney covering litigation, claims, determinations, policy and regulations involving waste water grants and contracts in the Atlanta and Chicago regions.

U.S. EPA, Assistant Regional Counsel, Region V: Environmental, General Legal Issues, Chicago, Illinois (1975–77)

U.S. EPA, Legal Administrative Specialist, Region V: Enforcement Division (1973–75)

Key Affiliations
U. S. Department of Commerce, Environmental Technology Trade Advisory Committee, Vice Chair 2011/12, Re-Appointed 2013-2014.
University of Minnesota Law School, Adjunct Associate Professor of Law, 1997–2013
Minnesota Clean Water Council Appointee and Steering Committee, Retired
Minnesota Homeland Security and Emergency Management, Metro Regional Response Committee, 2003–2010
Minnesota Environmental Initiative, Board of Directors 2009–2011
Minnesota State Bar Association, Environmental and Natural Resources Law Section Council, Past Chair
Republicans for Environmental Protection, Minnesota Coordinator
Minnesotans Against Terrorism

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