David M. (Max) Williamson

Williamson Law + Policy
Max Williamson is a Chamber-rated environmental lawyer based in Washington, D.C. and New York City.  Max has a proven track record of successful representation of companies, trade associations and coalitions in regulatory, transactional and litigation matters spanning a wide range of sectors across five continents, including renewable and conventional energy development, industrial and manufacturing, agriculture, biofuels, oil and gas, carbon infrastructure, green finance and social impact investing, and clean-tech.  Max is particularly known for his work with clients on innovative investment and project development transactions involving carbon regulation, renewable energy development, and other evolving regulatory markets and programs. 

He has successfully guided clients in matters involving project development, real estate, climate change, the Clean Air Act, transportation planning, toxic tort, the Clean Water Act and wetlands, OSHA, Superfund and brownfields programs, environmental insurance, EPCRA and spill reporting, hazardous materials transportation, recycling, and corporate affiliate liability.

Max is a past co-chair of the D.C. Bar Environment, Energy and Natural Resources Section, and serves on the boards of various charitable organizations, including the D.C. Environmental Film Festival and the oceans advocacy network Sailors for the Sea, and as general counsel to the scholarship charity Haitian Education and Leadership Program.  He remains a licensed master of steam and sail vessels in the U.S. Merchant Marine.  Max graduated from Yale University and received his J.D. magna cum laude and Masters degree summa cum laude from Vermont Law School specializing in environmental law and policy.