Marvin C. Brown IV

Senior Attorney Washington, D.C. Office


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Marvin C. Brown IV is a senior attorney with the D.C. Regional office. Marvin graduated from The Ohio State University in 2011 with a B.A. in French and Comparative Studies: Ethnic and American Studies. He graduated from Yale Law School in 2016.

Marvin began his legal career at a civil rights law firm in Cleveland, Ohio, where he focused on police brutality and employment discrimination cases. He then clerked for a year with Chief Judge R. Guy Cole Jr., on the U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals. He practiced in environmental law at a big law firm before joining Earthjustice in 2021.

The Latest from Marvin C. Brown IV

March 22, 2024

In the News: Grist

EPA is regulating sterilizers, but not the warehouses that store sterilized products

“Up until eight years ago, a lot of people had no idea that the sterilizer facility, which looks like your regular office park facility, was poisoning them. Now we have this additional issue of these warehouses that are continuing to poison people, and most people have no idea that they live next to one or work at one.”
February 29, 2024

In the News: Grist

An invisible chemical is poisoning thousands of unsuspecting warehouse workers

“The method of sterilization has been to over sterilize. The result for communities is that they are exposed to higher amounts of ethylene oxide, because more ethylene oxide is being used than necessary.”
October 29, 2021

In the News: The Hill

EPA to consider tighter air quality standards for smog

“The most recent science clearly shows that the current ozone standards are simply not strong enough to protect public health, or the crops, forests and ecosystems we depend on.”