Leland Frost is an associate in Crowell & Moring’s Washington, D.C. office and is a member of the Environment & Natural Resources Group, where his practice focuses on litigation and appeals, enforcement, risk assessment, compliance, investigations, and regulatory counseling. His experience covers the Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule, Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), Clean Power Plan, and climate change litigation, as well as Superfund, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), and Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) compliance.
Before joining Crowell, Leland was associate general counsel for the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM), where he managed a robust litigation and amicus curiae portfolio including environmental, international, product liability, class actions, technology, constitutional rights, labor and employment, intellectual property, and securities issues. Leland’s NAM experience spanned all levels of the judiciary, including briefs in a dozen state courts, more than four dozen U.S. Supreme Court briefs, and work in international tribunals.
Leland earned his B.A., cum laude, from Furman University and his J.D. from Vanderbilt University Law School, where he served as editor in chief of the Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law and as an editor on the Environmental Law and Policy Annual Review. Leland provided research for the book Beyond Politics: The Private Governance Response to Climate Change by Vandenbergh and Gilligan. In his spare time, Leland enjoys advising startups and providing pro bono assistance.
The National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) requires agencies to assess major actions that could significantly...