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July 2006 Symposium on Nanotechnology and the Environment: Responding to Public Concerns about Nanotechnology: Biography

Mr. Mark Greenwood

Partner, Ropes & Gray
One Metro Center
700 12th Street, NW, Suite 900
Washington, DC 20005-3948
T 202-508-4605
F 202-508-4650



Mark Greenwood is a Partner in the Washington DC office of Ropes & Gray, where he practices environmental law.

Professional Experience

Mark advises clients on a wide range of environmental regulatory and enforcement matters, arising under chemical, pesticide, air, hazardous waste and reporting statutes. He has special expertise in helping clients face environmental challenges to existing commercial products and in helping clients navigate regulatory reviews necessary to bring new technologies to market. He also has developed a national reputation in matters involving public disclosure of environmental information. Before joining Ropes & Gray in 1994, Mark worked for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for over 16 years. He held a variety of senior positions in the Office of General Counsel, managing legal issues in areas as diverse as pesticides, toxic chemicals, hazardous waste management, Superfund, and environmental reporting. From 1990-94, he was Director of the Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics, the arm of EPA concerned with regulation of chemicals in commerce, biotechnology, public “right to know” programs and pollution prevention.

Honors & Awards

Best Lawyers in America

Bar Admissions

Washington, D.C., 1978

  • 1978, J.D., University of Michigan Law School

  • 1978, M.S. (Public Policy), University of Michigan

  • 1974, B.A., University of Michigan

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