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Samuel A. Bleicher

Law Professor

Georgetown U. Law School    Adjunct Professor  (1983-84, 2008 - present)

  1. of Virginia Law School      Visiting Professor  1981, 1984;  Adjunct Professor  1982-84
  2. of Toledo College of Law Professor 1966-76 (tenured in 1972)
  3. of Missouri Law School Visiting Professor  1969-70

Environmental law, international law, constitutional law, international negotiations. Lead articles: Am. J. Int’l. L., Harvard L. Rev., Stanford L. Rev., Ecology L. Q.  Prepared original materials on International Environmental Law.

China –  Visiting Professor: Joint Temple U./Tsinghua U. LLM Program (2007); China’s National Judges College (2009); University of International Business & Economics (2016); Wuhan University Law School (2018) US Common Law, US Civil Procedure, US Constitutional Law

Russia – Visiting Professor: Pericles/ABLE [NGO] US LLM program (2012, 2014); University of San Diego Summer Program in Moscow (2007): Banking & Financial Law  Int’l Business Transactions


Government Official

Member, Virginia State Air Pollution Control Board 2014-18,  Vice-Chair 2017-18  Appointed by the Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe.  The Board adopts the State air pollution control regulations and decides on major air source permits.

Dept. of State, Overseas Buildings Operations Bureau (OBO)  2001-07

Chief Strategist for New Initiatives

Director, New Initiatives Division, Office of Planning & Development

Assistant for Legislative & Business Affairs

Drafted, advocated, and administered the Capital Security Cost-Sharing (CSCS) program that provided $17.5 billion over 14 years to build 150 secure new embassies.  Created OBO’s performance awards.  Obtained funding for new embassies, including Beijing

National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration  Senior Official  1977-81

Deputy General Counsel; Deputy Assistant Administrator; Director, Office of Ocean Management; Special Assistant to the Administrator

Ohio Environmental Protection Agency  Deputy Director for Regulation & Enforcement 1972-75


Law Firm Partner   


Miles & Stockbridge LLP, other firms  1981-2001   Led industry legislative drafting groups; advised clients; negotiated with EPA and Congressional staff; litigated environmental cases in court

Education   BA, Northwestern University; JD, Harvard Law School

Phi Beta Kappa, Honors in Economics

Member of the Board, Virginia League of Conservation Voters, 2009 - present

Member of the Virginia Bar, 1984 - present