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Mark has been practicing environmental law since 1977. He was a partner at Murtha Cullina in Hartford CT for 32 years and now serves as Of Counsel to the firm. His practice focuses on all aspects of environmental law, with particular emphasis on air and water pollution, waste management, Brownfields remediation, chemical regulation, and water supply issues. Mark’s practice includes representation in the renewable energy sector, including solar projects, waste-to-energy, and anaerobic waste digestion. Prior to entering private practice, Mark served in the Environment and Natural Resources Division of the U.S. Justice Department as a trial attorney and at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency as a water quality engineer. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania Law School and Tufts University as a civil engineer. In addition to being an ACOEL Fellow, Mark has been recognized in: (i) Chambers USA as a top tier 1 environment lawyer in Connecticut; (ii) Best Lawyers in America in the areas of Environmental Law and Litigation and Environmental Lawyer of the Year in Hartford; (iii) Martindale-Hubbell, with an AV® Preeminent™ Peer Rating; (iii) Connecticut Super Lawyers; (iv) International Who’s Who of Business Lawyers (Environmental) and (v) Who’s Who in America.
Region 1 – (CT, ME, MA, NH, RI, and VT)
Year of induction:
J.D. University of Pennsylvania School of Law Tufts University BS Civil (Environmental) Engineering
Connecticut Massachusetts (retired) Pennsylvania (retired) D.C. (retired)
D. Connecticut 2d Circuit (retired)
Professional Societies and Organizations:
Connecticut Bar Association Connecticut Business & Industry Association Air & Waste Management Association (retired)
Other Environmental Career Experience:
Water quality Engineer at EPA Region I U.S. Department of Justice, Trial Attorney, Environment and Natural Resources Division
1. Green Energy Policy in the Northeastern United States, Chapter 2, International Comparative Legal Guide to Environment & Climate Change Law, 2013. 2. Rising Tide: The Impact of the Supreme Court Decision on the Global Warming Debate, published in The Connecticut Lawyer, January 2008.
1. Permitting of 4 of the 6 waste-to-energy plants in Connecticut. 2. Permitting and financing of several gas turbine energy projects. 3. Remediation and restoration of the Lordship Point gun club in Stratford, CT. 4. The remediation and redevelopment of the former Remington Park manufacturing facility in Bridgeport, Connecticut, a 422 acre industrial site subject to a RCRA corrective action order.
Citations of Major Published Cases:
City of Shelton v. Commissioner of Environmental Protection, 193 Conn. 506; (1984) (involving an appeal from a permit to expand the Shelton landfill); Mumford Cove Association v. Town of Groton, 786 F.2d 530, 534 (2d Cir. 1986) and 647 F. Supp. 671 (D. Conn 1986) (representation of a citizen’s group against a municipal sewage treatment plant); Preston v. Department of Environmental Protection, 218 Conn. 821 (1991) and Preston v. Connecticut Siting Council, 21 Conn. App. 85 (defending challenges to resource recovery plant); Connecticut Coastal Fisherman's Association v. Remington Arms Co., Inc., 989 F.2d 1305 (2nd Cir. 1993) (defending a citizen suit under RCRA and the Clean Water Act at a trap and skeet club); Pateley Assocs. I, LLC v. Pitney Bowes, Inc., 704 F. Supp. 2d 140 (D.Conn. 2010) (representing a plaintiff land owner in a cost recovery action).