Roger A. Walker
RAWalker & Associates LLC
Environmental and Energy Consulting Services
238 E. High Street, Suite 200
Jefferson City, MO 65101
LL.M Environmental Law, Lewis & Clark School of Law (1997); Research Fellow
J.D. University of Missouri – K.C. (1991) (Law Review)
M.A. History, University of Missouri – Columbia
B.S. Education/Journalism , University of Missouri – Columbia (cum laude)
Founder and Principal, RAWalker & Associates LLC, (2012 – Present)
Provide high-level client-centered services on environmental and energy matters focusing primarily on compliance, permitting, and enforcement in all media; regulatory advocacy, due diligence and analysis of property and financial transactions involving contamination; risk management of complex legal and regulatory issues, and other related matters.
Executive Director, REGFORM, (2006 – Present)(1994 – 2000)
Manage day-to-day activities and staff of a non-profit association that advocates on a consensus basis for its Members on environmental policy and regulatory issues. REGFORM addresses the mutual interests of its diverse regulated entities in air, water and waste regulations/policy; REGORM actively participates in all citizen commissions for air, water and waste; and nearly all stakeholder forums and advisory groups, including: the Advisory Committee for Our Missouri Waters (watershed management), Air Advisory Forum, Water Advisory Forum, Hazardous Waste Advisory Forum, etc.
Attorney, Armstrong Teasdale LLP, (2000 – 2012)
Walker spent twelve years in the areas of environmental and energy law at one of the top law firms in the Midwest for corporate law. He advised clients on a myriad of issues including: property transactions involving environmental contamination, permitting and compliance issues for all media, Superfund, RCRA, NEPA, Endangered Species, and other major provisions. Walker helped create the Future Energy Group at Armstrong Teasdale, a team of lawyers from different practice areas that provide one-stop shopping to clients facing the rapidly changing business climate in the energy sector including regulations, climate change, sustainability and other energy concerns.
Adjunct Faculty, Saint Louis University (2007 – present)
Walker co-teaches “Introduction to Environmental Law,” a course that covers all of the major federal and state environmental laws and regulations as well as property transactions, energy law, NEPA, and international issues.
Founding Member and Chairman, Missouri Energy Initiative (2009 – present)
MEI is a nonpartisan energy “think tank” with an aggressive public mission to develop collaborative public/private sector partnerships that engage Missourians in energy education, science, technology, policy and activities. The vision of MEI is to become the region and State’s most trusted source for innovative, reliable, clean and sustainable energy information and solutions. The high-level and diverse membership of MEI ensures a robust discussion of energy policy issues for the state and region.
Founder/Emcee, “Midwest Energy Policy Conference” (2006 – present)
The MEPC has consistently and effectively championed constructive, collegial dialogue on every Midwest energy issue and promoted a fact-based discussion among its diverse stakeholders. The MEPC brings together leaders in the field of energy and energy policy for a comprehensive overview of federal, state and local energy priorities; legislative and regulatory activity; energy efficiency; national security; energy infrastructure and much more.
Founding Member, “Missouri Clean Energy Challenge Competition” (2012)
This is a new event designed to encourage the growth and innovation of clean technology in both early stage and student competitions. The statewide effort will be led by MEI, but the competition will be spearheaded by the University of Missouri, Missouri Science and Technology, Washington University’s Skandalaris Center, St. Louis RCGA, Innovate St. Louis. Ameren, Missouri Technology Corporation, and the major research institutions have offered prize money. Early Stage companies and Student projects are both eligible. The Missouri Clean Energy Challenge MCEC is a collaborative effort with the Clean Energy Trust and part of the DOE National Clean Energy Business Plan Competition.
Attorney Department of Energy, Bonneville Power Administration (1992-93)
Staff attorney working primarily on power transmission issues and rate case development.
Accreditations, Awards and Recognitions
“Who’s Who in Energy” (2012) as selected by the St. Louis Business Journal
Member, Public Policy Council, St. Louis RCGA
Member, Governor’s Energy Stakeholder Process (2011)
Member, Our Missouri Waters Advisory Committee (2012)
AV Peer Review Rated, Martindale Hubbell
Vice Chair, Missouri Bar Energy and Environmental Law Committee
Fellowship, Bonneville Power Administration (DOE), Lewis & Clark School of Law
Chair (elected), Missouri Energy Initiative (MEI)
Publications and Presentations (representative)
An Adult Conversation on Implementation of the new “No Stricter” Law in Hazardous Waste,
Hazardous Waste Seminar, (November 2012) sponsored by REGFORM and MDNR
Founder/Speaker, annual “Midwest Energy Policy Conference,” (4th year) (October 2012)
sponsored by MEI
Founder/Emcee, annual “Missouri Water Seminar,” (5th year) (September 2012) sponsored by
REGFORM and MDNR
Founder/Planning Committee, annual “Environmental Conference at the Lake (13th year)
sponsored by Missouri Chamber of Commerce
Founder, annual “Air Compliance Seminar,” (7th year) sponsored by REGFORM and MDNR
How State and Federal Policies Can Stimulate Sustainable Energy, University of Missouri
Energy Infrastructure and the Role of the Emerging Missouri Energy Initiative (MEI Roundtable)
An Adult Conversation on the Missouri Water Policy, Water Seminar (October 2010),
REGFORM and MDNR
Future of Climate Change Policy, (Missouri Chamber of Commerce) (July 2009)
“Missouri Water Law,” Missouri Bar CLE deskbook (updated bi-annually)
“Missouri Brownfields Redevelopment,” Mathew Bender/Lexis (updated every six months)
“Missouri Environmental Law,” Co-Editor, (Government Institutes, Inc.)
Legal Considerations for Green Buildings, Green Buildings Conference (2009)
Carbon 101, hosted by Associated Industries of Missouri (2008)
Massachusetts v. EPA – A paradigm Shift in Regulating Greenhouse Gas Emissions,
Environmental Conference at the Lake (July 2008)
Environmental Issues in Real Estate, National Business Institute (Fall 2009)
Environmental Issues in Real Estate, National Business Institute (Fall 2007)
Environmental Issues in Real Estate, National Business Institute (Fall 2006)