Member Information

Sam Gutter
Sam Gutter
Sam Gutter

Sidley Austin LLP (Retired)

10 Cape Codder Road
Falmouth, MA02540

Sam Gutter retired from Sidley Austin LLP in 2018, capping a 41-year career practicing environmental law. He began his career at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency headquarters in Washington, DC, serving in the Office of Enforcement and then the Office of General Counsel, where he developed expertise in the Superfund program and the mobile source provisions of the Clean Air Act. Sam left EPA in 1985 and entered private practice, joining Sidley in 1986. Sam and his wife, Denise, make their home on Cape Cod in Massachusetts.


EPA Region:
Region 1 – (CT, ME, MA, NH, RI, and VT)
Year of induction:
Tufts University (BA 1974); George Washington Univ. National Law Center (JD 1977)
DC and Massachusetts
Court Admissions:
DC Court of Appeals; Massachusetts Courts
Professional Societies and Organizations:
ACOEL; US Figure Skating Association (Chair, Appellate Panel, Grievances)
Other Environmental Career Experience:
US Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC (1977-1984)
Citations of Major Published Cases:
Small Refiner Lead Phase-Down Task Force v EPA, 705 F.2d 506 (DC Cir 1983); General Motors Corp v Ruckelshaus, 742 F.2d 1561 (DC Cir 1984, en banc)