12.20.2011 Williams Mullen Partner William A. Anderson, II Named 2011 Washington “Best Lawyer” in Environmental Law Williams Mullen is pleased to announce that William A. Anderson, II has been named a 2011 Best Lawyer in Environmental Law by Washingtonian magazine.

Mr. Anderson has over 35 years of experience in environmental law and focuses his practice on compliance/regulatory counseling, enforcement, permitting, and transactional matters. He has experience in the chemicals, refining, forest products, electrical products, waste management, automotive and other industrial sectors. Mr. Anderson represents domestic, foreign and multinational corporations on regulatory compliance and transactional matters. He regularly assists clients in the identification and management of environmental liabilities in relation to acquisitions, divestitures and financings, and he counsels them on the financial and securities implications of environmental issues.

Mr. Anderson earned his bachelor of arts degree from the University of North Carolina, where he was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa. He earned a Master of Public Policy degree from Harvard University and his juris doctor, cum laude, from Harvard Law School.

To select its 2011 Best Lawyers, Washingtonian sent a survey to nearly 10,000 lawyers in the Washington area soliciting their nominations of the best attorneys in 30 practice areas. The results of that survey were tabulated, then further vetted and supplemented with hundreds of phone calls and e-mails soliciting the input of additional attorneys from each practice specialty. This intensive research and reporting process spanned three months.

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