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Susan Millington Campbell

Senior Counsel

Relevant Experience

Environmental Litigation

  • MTBE MDL 1358 (S.D.N.Y.) (national counsel to major oil company in product liability/environmental actions alleging contamination of water by gas additive MTBE)
  • Defended engineering and construction company in Superfund contribution actions on manufactured gas plant (“MGP”) sites in 8 states
  • Sierra Club v. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (S.D.N.Y.) (NEPA challenge to proposed highway project)
  • Botur v. New York State Urban Development Corp. (App. Div. 1st Dep’t) (SEQRA appeal)

Administrative Agency Hearings and Negotiations

  • Negotiated Consent Decree with NYSDEC for phased-in Clean Air Act compliance by N.Y. pharmaceutical manufacturer
  • Represented physician group in hearings on medical waste disposal charges
  • Negotiated post-closure groundwater remediation and monitoring requirements for upstate manufacturer

Federal Superfund/State Voluntary and Priority Cleanups, and Brownfields

  • Represented major corporations as PRPs on sites in 14 states
  • Advise developers and retailers on urban Brownfields development projects
  • Voluntary site assessment of Brooklyn waterfront property
  • Responses to EPA administrative requests on former landfills, MGP plants, and industrial properties
  • Negotiated Consent Decrees with federal and state agencies and private parties for cleanup of contaminated properties

Compliance Counseling

  • Advise pharmaceutical manufacturers concerning full range of environmental compliance responsibilities
  • Direct and secure financing for asbestos remediation program for metropolitan client
  • Advise foreign exporters to U.S. on U.S. packaging requirements, and Pacific Rim importers on TSCA requirements
  • Advise lender on lead paint requirements and potential liability with respect to New York residential properties
  • Advise colleges and universities on federal, state and local regulatory requirements
  • Advise medical schools and hospitals on EPA program requirements and audit policy
  • Advise national newspaper publisher on multi-state stormwater discharge program

Court Appointment

  • Advisor, Fresh Kills Landfill (1994-2006) (appointed by U.S. District Court, E.D.N.Y.)

Professional Activities

  • Vice Chair of the Board of Trustees, The Community School of Bergen County (1998-present)
  • Federal Bar Council, Member (1979-present)
  • New York City Water Board, Member (1994-2003)
  • Association of the Bar of the City of New York
    Judiciary Committee (1988-91)
    Criminal Law Committee (1993-95)
    Committee on Women in the Profession (1998-00)
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, Committee on History and Commemorative Events (1996-99)
  • Fundraising and pro bono work for Coalition for the Homeless, First Step Program; Children International; GEMS (Girls and Education Mentoring Services); New York City Inner City Outings

Previous Experience

  • 1990-95: Mudge Rose Guthrie Alexander & Ferdon, NY, NY
    Partner, Litigation Department
    Head of Environmental Group
  • 1986-90: Campbell Patrick & Chin, Partner, New York, NY
  • United States Attorney’s Office S.D.N.Y., New York, NY
    1983-86: Chief, Environmental Protection Unit
    1979-83: Assistant United States Attorney
  • 1976-79: Townley & Updike, New York, NY
    Associate, Litigation Department
  • 1975-76: Law Clerk
    Hon. Harold R. Medina
    Hon. Sterry R. Waterman
    U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit

Court Admissions

  • United States Supreme Court, 1980
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, 1979
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, 1976
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York, 1976

Education Information

  • Columbia University School of Law, J.D. 1975
    Editor, Columbia Law Review
  • Mount Holyoke College, B.A., 1974
    cum laude

Bar Admissions

  • New York, 1975

Highlighted Publications

  • S.M. Campbell, A. Bogdan, “Agreements with Outside Consultants: The Importance of Confidentiality Clauses,” April 2013
  • S.M. Campbell, J. Turrettini, “New York State Faces a Turning Point in Debate Over Natural Gas Fracking,” BNA Daily Environment Report, February 11, 2013
  • S.M. Campbell, “Real Estate Owners Impacted by New Superfund/ Brownfields Amendments,” re: Real Estate, August 2002
  • S.M. Campbell, K.A. Byrne, “EPA’s Regulatory and Enforcement Priorities for 2000/2001,” Metropolitan Corporate Counsel, June 2000
  • S.M. Campbell, R. Lipman, “Environmental Law and the Academy: EPA’s New Campus Compliance Initiative,” May 2000
  • S.M. Campbell, C.E. Remy, “Recent Developments in Environmental Disclosure Requirements Under Federal Securities Laws,” New York Law Journal, Oct. 30, 1997
  • S.M. Campbell, R. Lipman, D.D. Tsui, “The Clinton Administration’s Brownfield Tax Incentive Proposal,” New York Law Journal, Oct. 15, 1996
  • S.M. Campbell, “Watershed Regulations Cause Conflict,” New York Law Journal, Nov. 28, 1994
  • S.M. Campbell, A.S. Holmes, “Utilities Buy Into Emissions Trading,” Environmental Protection, March 1994
  • S.M. Campbell, E. I. Hook, “Court Ruling Ups the Ante for Trustees in Hazardous Substance Cases,” American Banker, Sept. 8, 1993
  • S.M. Campbell, A.S. Holmes, “Buying the Right to Pollute:  Pollution Allowances Under the 1990 Clean Air Amendments,” New York Law Journal, June 7, 1993
  • S.M. Campbell, “Transactional Due Diligence: The Lawyer’s Perspective” Legal Guide to Working with Environmental Consultants (D.L. Machlowitz, Editor) (1992)S.M. Campbell, “The New Clinton Administration’s Environmental Policies,” Osaka Chamber of Commerce and Industry, May 1992
  • S.M. Campbell, “Lender Liability in the U.S. for Hazardous Waste Cleanup,” International Legal Strategy, Oct. 1992

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