Ed joined SPR in 2011, after clerking for the Honorable Michael H. Dolinger, U.S.M.J., S.D.N.Y., and completing a year-long fellowship at the Environmental Law and Policy Center (ELPC) in Chicago.
Ed’s practice focuses on complex litigation, including cost recovery actions under the state and federal Superfund laws. Ed also has worked on amicus briefs submitted to the New York Court of Appeals and the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit dealing with environmental impact review and regulations under the Clean Air Act’s regional haze program. Ed conducts due diligence reviews of the environmental aspects of corporate transactions, including hazardous waste remediation and permitting under the Clean Air Act and Clean Water Act, and post-transactional remediation under the Connecticut Transfer Act and the New Jersey Industrial Site Recovery Act.
During his time at ELPC, Ed focused on the impact of coal mining and coal ash disposal on water quality. In that capacity, he participated in citizen suits under the Clean Water Act, the National Environmental Protection Act, and the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act. Ed also wrote comments on proposed federal rules governing the disposal of coal ash in landfills and performed several “best practices” analyses of net metering, renewable portfolio standards, and other state-law incentives for renewable energy development.
While in law school, Ed was a semifinalist at the National Environmental Law Moot Court Competition and taught a course in Environmental Law and Policy for the Boston College Political Science Department. He also served as an Article Editor on the Harvard Environmental Law Review, and interned at the New York City Law Department’s Environmental Law Division and at the Conservation Law Foundation in Boston.