Counsel (Employment and General Commercial Litigation)
Responsible for all aspects of discovery, motion practice, trial and appellate work: draft pleadings, briefs and motion papers; present oral argument in federal and state trial and appellate courts and agencies; prepare clients for deposition and trial testimony; take and defend depositions; serve as trial counsel; supervise litigation teams; direct and oversee planning and implementation of litigation management projects including all aspects of collection, hosting and review of electronic data; advise clients regarding regulatory matters and compliance, litigation strategy; develop and monitor litigation budgets; negotiate settlements; hire and direct consultants, experts, accountants, co-counsel, and local counsel.
Chairman, Committee on International Environmental Law of The Association of the Bar of the City of New York (1997 – 2000)
Environmental Committee of the United States Council for International Business (US affiliate of the International Chamber of Commerce, US affiliate of the Business and Industry Advisory Committee to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development [OECD])
Administrative Law Committee of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York (1989 – 1992)
Environmental Law Committee of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York (1986 – 1989)
Committee on Aeronautics of The Association of the Bar of the City of New York (2001 – 2004)
“E-Discovery in the Months Ahead (e-discovery trends in 2009)," Law360 (co-authored with Seth D. Rothman) (April 6, 2009)
Presentation on discovery limitations in international litigation, 2008 American Conference Institute (ACI) Life Sciences Counsel Guide on Document Management, E-discovery and Litigation Readiness, New York)
Presentations on e-discovery amendments to federal rules of civil procedure at seminars sponsored by Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP (October 2006)
Lloyd’s Environmental Law International (1992 – 1993) (Lloyd’s of London Press): monthly contributor of articles addressing corporate and environmental law
“Exemptions from CERCLA Liability for Releases of Asbestos,” 23 Environment Reporter (Bureau of National Affairs) (co-authored with Steven A. Weisfeld and Kenneth Dreifach) (July 31, 1992)
“Toxic Chemicals and Health Risk Assessments in Regulation and Litigation,” The Record of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York (co-authored with Mary Lyndon) (May 1989)
Note, “Income Tax Treatment of Shifts in Partnership Profit and Loss Interests,” Duke Law Journal (1984) 805
United States District Courts, Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, 1987
United States Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit, 1994
United States Second Circuit Court of Appeals, 1995
Selected Environmental Matters
Atlantic Richfield Company: $600 million acquisition of isocyanates business, including a chemical manufacturing plant, from Olin Corp.
Chrysler Capital Corp.: Sale of beneficial interest in a trust owning an oxygen-generating plant to GATX Capital Corp. and sale of assets of Chrysler Rail Transportation Corp. to General Electric Capital Corp.
Takasago International Corp.: Acquisition of real property and assets of a chemical-manufacturing plant from Monsanto Corp.
Mitsui & Co. Ltd.: Acquisition of 25 percent interest in the aluminum smelter business of Alumax Inc.
Knight-Ridder Inc.: Sale of stock of in Journal of Commerce Inc. to the Economist Newspaper Group Inc.
Mirage Resorts Ltd.: $100 million credit facility with Long Term Credit Bank of Japan Ltd. and Societé General
SNF SA: Acquisition of assets of a water-treatment chemicals business of Rhone Poulenc Specialty Chemicals Co.
Pennsylvania Gas and Water Company: Sale of assets to American Water Works Co.
Environmental Technology Group: Negotiation with the US Environmental Protection Agency over applicability of Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) permit requirements for new recycling technology, and conditions for exemption from requirements
Polypure Inc.: Negotiation of consent order and monetary penalties with a state environmental agency
Chrysler Realty Corp.: Negotiation of a voluntary investigation and cleanup agreement with the New York Department of Environmental Conservation
Rhone Poulenc Inc.: Advice on deliberations within the OECD regarding regulation of spent and recyclable materials, including research on international treaties and current laws of US and European countries