Day Pitney LLP

Environment Department

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What the team is known for Well-respected environmental law practice with particular specialization in matters pertaining to the energy and natural resources sector. Additional areas of expertise include wastewater matters and handling enforcement actions involving state and federal agencies. Also assists in environmental due diligence pertaining to real estate and corporate transactions, as well as operational compliance advice.

Strengths An interviewee reports: "The client service is amazing and their responsiveness to questions is unparalleled."

A source says: "What distinguishes them is their knowledge of local laws and of state-specific issues. Their business application is extraordinary. They are strategic and goal-oriented."

Work highlights Acted as lead counsel to Dominion Resources in various environmental and regulatory matters concerning the Millstone Nuclear Facility in Waterford, Connecticut. The team defended the client in proceedings challenging the renewal of the Millstone facility’s water discharge permit.

Notable practitioners

Elizabeth Barton
is a heavyweight in the Connecticut environmental law space, respected for her work representing clients in litigation and administrative proceedings. A client says: "She is persuasive in court and gives the right advice in complicated environmental disputes."

Harold Blinderman
's strengths include representing clients in remediations, as well as assisting with compliance issues and permitting matters. A source says: "He is brilliant. He has the ability to take on the really difficult issues, he gets into the weeds of the regulations and understands what the regulators require. He is a spectacular lawyer."