Marc Battle is Chief Legal & Ethics Officer and Executive Vice President, Government & Legal Affairs for the District of Columbia Water & Sewer Authority (DC Water). DC Water distributes drinking water and collects and treats wastewater for the District of Columbia. It also provides wholesale wastewater treatment services for Montgomery and Prince George’s counties in Maryland, and Fairfax and Loudoun counties in Virginia. To provide these services, DC Water operates the Blue Plains Advanced Wastewater Treatment Plant, the largest advanced wastewater treatment facility in the world and site at which DC Water operates the largest thermal hydrolysis plant in the world. Marc leads DC Water’s legal and government affairs departments and serves as chief legal advisor to its board of directors.
Before joining DC Water, Marc served as Region Vice President at the Potomac Electric Power Company (“Pepco”) for the Washington, DC Region, where he managed public policy strategy and stakeholder relations with District of Columbia government officials, community leaders and business, consumer and nonprofit organizations.
A graduate of the University of the District of Columbia, the Howard University School of Law and Harvard Law School Executive Education program, Marc practiced law initially in the federal and local government, serving as Senior Counsel and Communications Director to Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee, and later as Counsel to the Committee on Government Operations for the Council of the District of Columbia. He later joined the law firm of Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson, LLP in its New York office where he focused on complex commercial litigation. Marc then transitioned to the New York headquarters of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund where he worked on civil rights matters nationwide involving education and voting rights.
Marc is admitted to practice law in the District of Columbia, Maryland and New York. He serves as a board member of the Greater Washington Urban League, the Federal City Council, Leadership Greater Washington, University of the District of Columbia Foundation, DC Chamber of Commerce, and Step Afrika!.