Team

Jon D. Jacobs

Founder and President

703.740.7986

Mr. Jacobs’ practice focuses on environmental matters ranging from federal and state enforcement actions to public policy advocacy. His clients include international and domestic pesticide producers, start-up companies, other law firms, non-profits, and individuals. Mr. Jacobs is a former senior manager and senior counsel in the United States Environmental Protection Agency Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance’s civil and criminal programs specializing in pesticides and chemical enforcement, environmental justice, and sustainability matters for 27 years. He also served as a Special Assistant U.S. Attorney with the U.S. Department of Justice. Mr. Jacobs joined EPA in 1987 as the first full-time attorney advisor to EPA’s Office of Administrative Law Judges. In 1989 he became an enforcement attorney in EPA’s Office of Civil Enforcement’s Toxics Litigation Division, was designated a Department of Justice trial attorney, and later served as the Division’s Deputy Director co-managing EPA’s nationwide chemicals and pesticides civil enforcement programs. In 1994 he was selected to be a Branch Chief in the reorganized Toxics and Pesticides Enforcement Division where he supervised a multi-disciplinary team of 14 attorneys, case development officers, and scientists. Prior to entering government service his private practice experience included specializing in international taxation at the former Coopers and Lybrand accounting firm (now known as PwC) and BNA, Inc. (now known as Bloomberg BNA). Mr. Jacobs holds a B.A. from Trinity College, a J.D. from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, and a Masters in Taxation from George Washington University’s National Law Center.

Howard Berman

Co-Founder and Executive Vice President

202.361.6369

Mr. Berman is the President/CEO and Co-Founder of E4 Strategic Solutions, Inc., and has over 30 years of environmental experience before federal, state and local governments. He assists clients with federal, state and local environmental regulatory issues as well as advocating on their behalf before Congress and state legislatures. He specializes in regulatory and legislative issues relating to hazardous waste and pesticide site remediation, pesticides, toxics, clean air, and climate change. Prior to forming E4 Strategic Solutions, he served as Senior Vice-President and Co-Chair of the Environment and Energy practice of mCapital Management, a government affairs firm in Washington, DC. Prior to that he was Senior Vice President with Dutko Worldwide focusing on environmental and energy matters, led Environmental Mediation, Inc., and worked at Kessler and Associates and The Jefferson Group – both Washington DC based government affairs firms. At EPA Mr. Berman was the senior managing attorney in the criminal enforcement program.

Marie Quintin

Co-Founder and Executive Vice President

Ms. Quintin’s practice focuses on environmental and permitting matters on the federal, state and local levels. Prior to High Compliance, Ms. Quintin was a senior Regional Criminal Enforcement Counsel in the EPA’s Region 2 office from 2012 through 2014. She served as legal advisor to the Criminal Investigation Division’s Special Agent in Charge and federal agents regarding legal issues related to criminal investigations, and also acted as an advisor to the Regional Counsel and Regional program managers regarding legal matters associated with criminal enforcement activities under all of EPA’s statutes. She assisted U.S. Attorney’s Offices and the U.S. Department of Justice’s Environmental Crimes Section in prosecuting environmental crimes cases in New York and New Jersey. From 2008 to 2014, Ms. Quintin served as a Assistant Regional Counsel for Region 2 focused on the development and litigation of Clean Air Act enforcement cases. In this capacity, she acted as lead counsel and represented the Agency in administrative and civil enforcement negotiations and litigation for cases in New York, New Jersey, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. She also drafted and reviewed permitting programs under the Clean Air Act and Clean Water Act. During her time at the EPA she was awarded Bronze, Silver and Gold Medals for Outstanding Service. Ms. Quintin holds a J.D. from Pace University Law School in New York, were she graduated cum laude and received an Environmental Law Certification.

William Jordan

Senior Environmental Consultant

Mr. Jordan has over 40 years of experience at the EPA regulating pesticides, and his career service culminated with him serving Deputy Director of EPA’s Office of Pesticide Program after key positions at EPA responsible for the federal government’s regulation of the sale, distribution, and use of pesticide products. He provides strategic and tactical advice to companies, organizations, and individuals on regulatory issues involving pesticides. He has an unparalleled comprehensive knowledge, experience and expertise concerning the laws, regulations, policies, and procedures of the pesticide regulatory program. Bill is a graduate of Princeton University and the Georgetown University Law Center. He is a recipient of the prestigious Presidential Rank Award for Meritorious Service and numerous EPA Awards including the Distinguished Career Service Award and three Gold Medals for Outstanding Service.

Jeff Jones

Senior Regulatory Consultant

President of Delta Analytical, Jeff specializes in pesticide registration and related health, environmental, and regulatory policy analysis. Before starting his own firm in 1981, he was Director of the Energy and Environmental Systems Group for Industrial Technology Associates, Inc. Prior to undertaking his consulting career, Mr. Jones served as a member of the EPA Administrator’s staff and was associated with the Interagency Regulatory Liaison Group. In this position he provided management and policy analysis support to top officials of EPA, FDA, OSHA, and CPSC, coordinating their respective agencies’ regulatory actions on toxic substances. He held several positions in the Office of Pesticides and Toxic Substances.

Scott West

Principal Investigator

Scott West retired from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Criminal Investigation Division after a distinguished career which included serving as the Special Agent-in-Charge of three different EPA regional offices. He has extensive multimedia (pesticides, air, water, and waste) environmental and law enforcement experience. For the past ten years, Mr. West has been engaged in the enforcement of international conservation treaties and protocols and in the protection of marine wildlife. His extensive investigative experience coupled with his environmental expertise helps his clients reduce risk and costs by identifying and finding solutions for past, current, and potential problems and liabilities.

Rob Jones

Senior Regulatory Consultant

Rob is a regulatory analyst with Delta Analytical, primarily focuses on biopesticide registration, product chemistry, National Organic Program compliance, and OMRI listings. He brings a background working in sustainable agriculture policy, advocacy, and practice since 2008. In addition to his work with Delta, Mr. Jones is a mushroom farmer and has a particular interest in fungal microbial pesticides. He has degrees in Biology and Environmental Education.

Dr. Benjamin Jacobs

Medical Consultant

Dr. Benjamin Jacobs is a board certified anesthesiologist. He graduated from Haverford College in 1981 and then obtained his medical degree from Wake Forest University School of Medicine in 1985. After completing his residency in anesthesiology at Yale University School of Medicine, Dr. Jacobs remained on staff as an assistant professor of anesthesiology in the Yale University School of Medicine. At Yale, Dr. Jacobs received research funding as the principal investigator in multiple clinical trials while also specializing in both high risk anesthesia and ambulatory anesthesia. In 1991 Dr. Jacobs moved to suburban Philadelphia and was subsequently appointed as the Chief of Anesthesiology at Paoli Memorial Hospital. Dr. Jacobs was named Chairman of Anesthesiology for the entire Main Line Health System in 1997, and has been a member of medical executive and pharmacy and therapeutics committees. In addition, Dr. Jacobs has been the director of the anesthesiology department at the Paoli Surgery Center since its inception in 1994 and serves on multiple committees. Dr. Jacobs is a registered physician with the Pennsylvania Department of Health’s Medical Marijuana Program since its inception in 2017. Dr. Jacobs is a member of the American Society of Anesthesiology, the International Anesthesia Research Society, the Society for Ambulatory Anesthesia, and the Pennsylvania Society of Anesthesia.

Roseanne Stevenson

Senior Regulatory Counsel

Ms. Stevenson is the Senior Vice President and Co-Founder of E4 Strategic Solutions with over thirty years’ experience in environmental site investigation and remediation, and related government and public relations to ensure acceptance of remediation methods and cleanup standards. She has successfully directed site investigations and remediation at hundreds of locations across the country (while working for Atlantic Richfield Company and others), including numerous pesticide, agricultural, chemical, mining, metal, and petroleum sites. Ms. Stevenson has scoped, engaged, and directed the work of all project scientists and engineers at complex, multi-million dollar projects, and developed cost-effective cleanup standards and cleanup methods which protect human health and the environment. Ms. Stevenson previously led the California environmental regulatory practice of Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP, one of the largest law firms in the world. She has extensive government affairs experience having previously been appointed by California’s Governor to serve as Chief Deputy Director and General Counsel of the State of California Office of Administrative Law, and as a registered lobbyist and the government relations coordinator for the Union Oil Company of California.

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