Judah Prero focuses his practice on counseling clients on chemical regulatory matters before legislators, regulators, and government agencies. He advises on chemical management laws and regulations, including laws under the jurisdiction of the Environmental Protection Agency such as the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) and the Federal Insecticide Fungicide and Rodenticide (FIFRA), the Consumer Products Safety Commission, and the Department of Homeland Security. He has counseled the chemical industry on programs that regulate commercial and consumer use chemicals, pesticides and antimicrobials, as well as those ensuring the security and safety of the use and handling of those materials both at facilities and in transport. Judah advises product manufacturers and retailers on the compliance challenges posed by new laws - federal and state - restricting the uses of substances such as PFAS and flame retardants.
He brings to his practice extensive experience having worked as the Assistant General Counsel at the American Chemistry Council. In that capacity, he was the lead attorney representing industry in the drafting and negotiation of the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act, legislation that substantively amended the TSCA for the first time in almost 4 decades. Judah has broad experience in environmental, health, and safety compliance counseling, having spent nearly a decade at the New York City Department of Environmental Protection. He also has served as Assistant Maryland State Attorney General for the Maryland Department of the Environment.
- Chemical Users Coalition in representing and advising on new and emerging chemical regulatory initiatives, both state and federal.
- Biocide manufacturer in data compensation dispute.
- Retailer in advising on product labelling requirements under FIFRA.
- Food industry manufacturer in counseling on applicable PFAS-related state requirements.
- Pesticide manufacturer in preparing analysis and comments on proposed product restrictions from EPA.
- Importer in advising on applicability of a TSCA Significant New Use Rule and other compliance requirements.
- Chemical manufacturer in the TSCA risk evaluation and risk management process.
- B.A., Marquette University
- J.D., Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law,
Editor, Cardozo Journal of International and Comparative Law
- Rabbinic Ordination, Mesivtha Tifereth Jerusalem
- District of Columbia
- New York
- Federal Courts
Government & Military Service
- Assistant State Attorney General, Maryland Department of the Environment
Assistant Counsel, New York City Department of Environmental Protection