JOHN E. ARNETT
Senior Advisor
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JOHN E. ARNETT Senior Advisor
John Arnett serves as government affairs counsel for the Copper and Brass Fabricators Council.  He has worked for the Council in this capacity for nearly two decades, first as an employee and now as an attorney with Kelley Drye.

John advocates for the Council’s and other related industry associations’ public policy initiatives in the areas of the environment, safety and trade before the U.S. Congress, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and other federal agencies.  In his role as advocate, John frequently works with other trade associations to organize ad hoc policy groups to advance public policy positions of mutual interest.

John also represents a variety of other business association clients.  He offers in-depth experience in working with companies involved with the use of hydrogen fluoride, serving as general counsel and developing standards and guidelines for the safe handling, storage and use of the chemical compound.

Moreover, John is involved in advising on the Securities and Exchange Commission’s rules pertaining to conflict minerals, a major issue facing publically traded companies today.  He has advised a variety of such clients on compliance with the SEC’s conflict mineral rules, as well as serves as an internal resource on the topic to other Kelley Drye attorneys and their clients.

Furthermore, John advises on issues involving environmental concerns and compliance, such as the Safe Drinking Water Act, Clean Air Act and Clean Water Act, as well as compliance with hazardous waste handling.  Notably, he also advises on the Restriction of Hazardous Substances Directive (RoHS), a mandate pertaining to the restriction of the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment.

Prior to law school, John worked in the aluminum industry for two decades as a metallurgical engineer, production manager, facility manager and marketing manager.

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John Arnett serves as government affairs counsel for the Copper and Brass Fabricators Council.  He has worked for the Council in this capacity for nearly two decades, first as an employee and now as an attorney with Kelley Drye.

John advocates for the Council’s and other related industry associations’ public policy initiatives in the areas of the environment, safety and trade before the U.S. Congress, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and other federal agencies.  In his role as advocate, John frequently works with other trade associations to organize ad hoc policy groups to advance public policy positions of mutual interest.

John also represents a variety of other business association clients.  He offers in-depth experience in working with companies involved with the use of hydrogen fluoride, serving as general counsel and developing standards and guidelines for the safe handling, storage and use of the chemical compound.

Moreover, John is involved in advising on the Securities and Exchange Commission’s rules pertaining to conflict minerals, a major issue facing publically traded companies today.  He has advised a variety of such clients on compliance with the SEC’s conflict mineral rules, as well as serves as an internal resource on the topic to other Kelley Drye attorneys and their clients.

Furthermore, John advises on issues involving environmental concerns and compliance, such as the Safe Drinking Water Act, Clean Air Act and Clean Water Act, as well as compliance with hazardous waste handling.  Notably, he also advises on the Restriction of Hazardous Substances Directive (RoHS), a mandate pertaining to the restriction of the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment.

Prior to law school, John worked in the aluminum industry for two decades as a metallurgical engineer, production manager, facility manager and marketing manager.