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John D. Conner, Jr.

Senior Counsel

jconner@crowell.com
Phone: +1 202.624.2512
1001 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20004-2595

John D. Conner, Jr. is a senior counsel in the Environment & Natural Resources Group in Crowell & Moring’s Washington, D.C. office. His practice focuses on pesticide and chemical regulatory issues.

For over 40 years, he has provided regulatory counseling to pesticide companies on a wide variety of registration, registration review, and enforcement issues relating to agricultural and non-agricultural pesticides. Since 1980, he has counseled joint ventures conducting product safety testing under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) and the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) on their formation, antitrust, tax issues, and pesticide regulatory compliance issues. Mr. Conner serves as general counsel for the Industry Task Force II on 2,4-D Research Data and the MCPA Task Force Three. 

Mr. Conner has also represented pesticide registrants before the Environmental Protection Agency in numerous significant regulatory proceedings, including hearings involving chlordane/heptachlor, dinoseb, and diazinon. He conducts internal FIFRA and TSCA compliance audits and assists clients in the development of compliance systems. He has also been involved in pre-acquisition environmental audits of chemical manufacturing plants. 

He formerly served as chairman of the Board of Technology Sciences Group, a pesticide and chemical consultancy. Mr. Conner is listed in the 2013, 2018, 2019, and 2020 editions of Best Lawyers in America in the area of Environmental Law. He is also listed as a top environmental attorney in the 2017, 2018, and 2019 editions of Super Lawyers.

Education

  • University of Tennessee, B.S. (1970)
  • University of Tennessee College of Law, J.D. (1973)

Affiliations

Admitted to practice: District of Columbia

Professional Activities and Memberships

  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, The Federal Bar Association

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"March 1, 2019!," Environment & Natural Resources Law Alert (February 7, 2019). Contacts: Warren Lehrenbaum, John D. Conner, Jr., Amy Symonds, Michael Boucher
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"Processing Notices of Arrival During the 2018-2019 Government Shutdown," Environment & Natural Resources Law Alert (January 10, 2019). Contacts: Warren Lehrenbaum, John D. Conner, Jr., Amy Symonds, Michael Boucher
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The Best Lawyers in America 2019 Recognizes 38 Crowell & Moring Attorneys (Aug.15.2018)
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"Pesticide Imports and Exports: Facilitating Global Commerce," CLA and RISE 2018 Regulatory Conference, Arlington, VA (April 26, 2018). Presenter: John D. Conner, Jr.
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"Task Force Formation & Data Comp Issues," Pesticide Data Compensation and Protection in a Global Marketplace, Cary, NC (April 5, 2018). Presenter: John D. Conner, Jr.
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"At the Forefront of Data Compensation," Pesticide Data Compensation and Protection in a Global Marketplace, Cary, NC (April 5, 2018). Presenter: John D. Conner, Jr.
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