David Mandelbaum is co-chair of Greenberg Traurig's global environmental practice group. He maintains offices in Philadelphia and Boston. His individual practice tends toward administrative disputes and litigation. David's more prominent cases have involved contamination and waste issues (CERCLA, RCRA, for example), water pollution, and oil and gas development. He teaches a course on Superfund litigation at Temple Law School and also at Suffolk Law School; he teaches "Oil and Gas Law" at Temple as well. David served as law clerk to Hon. Louis H. Pollak (E.D. Pa.) before entering private practice.
Year of induction:
A.B., Harvard College, 1980 J.D., Harvard Law School, 1983
Florida Maryland Massachusetts Pennsylvania
Supreme Court of the United States U.S. Courts of Appeals for the 2d, 3d, 4th, and 7th Circuits U.S. District Courts for D.D.C. M.D. Fla. D. Mass. W.D.N.Y. E.D. Pa., M.D. Pa., W.D. Pa., and E.D. Wis.
Professional Societies and Organizations:
ABA SEER, past committee chair Pa. Bar Ass'n, past chair, Envtl, Mineral & Nat. Res. L. Section Phila. Bar Ass'n, member, Environmental Law Committee Mass. Bar Ass'n Boston Bar Ass'n, member, Environmental Law Section Maryland Bar Ass'n, member, Environmental Law Section The Florida Bar, member, Envtl & Land Use Law Section Delaware Valley Environmental American Inn of Court, past chair
Other Environmental Career Experience:
Adjunct Professor of Law, Beasley School of Law, Temple University, 1990-present (Environmental Litigation: Superfund, Oil & Gas Law, Global Climate Change, Environmental Law) Adjunct Professor of Law, Suffolk University Law School, Spring 2021 (Environmental Litigation: Superfund) Pennsylvania Statewide Water Resources Committee, vice chair Delaware Valley Regional Planning Comm'n, vice chair
Contributor (2010-present) of Environmental Practice column to Pa. L. Weekly (statewide supplement to The Legal Intelligencer) and to Law.com Regulation of Unconventional Natural Gas Development, 25 Prob. & Prop. 44 (2011) Anticipating Environmental Issues in an Economic Downturn, 24 Nat. Resources & Env't 33 (2009-2010) Corporate Sustainability Strategies, 26 Temp. J. Sci. Tech. & Envtl. L. 27 (2007) Thoughts on the Bush Clean Air Strategy So Far and a Suggestion for What Might Work, 21 Temp. Envtl. L. & Tech. J. 1 (2002-2003) Toward a Superfund Cost Allocation Principle, 3 Envtl. Law. 117 (1996-1997) Professional Responsibility Issues in Pennsylvania Environmental Practice, 12 Temp. Envtl. L. & Tech. J. 57 (1993)
Citations of Major Published Cases:
Matter of FMC Corp. v. N.Y.S.D.E.C., 101 N.E.3d 379 (N.Y. 2018) NCR Corp. v. Geo. A. Whiting Paper Co., 768 F.3d 682 (7th Cir. 2014) United States v. P. H. Glatfelter Co., 768 F.3d 662 (7th Cir. 2014) Hanna v. ARE Acquisitions, LLC, 929 A.2d 892 (Md. 2007) Collins & Aikman Prods. Co. v. Sermatech Eng. Grp., Inc., 746 N.Y.S.2d 698 (App. Div. 2002) Gillen v. City of Neenah, 580 N.W.2d 628 (Wis. 1998) Teleflex, Inc. v. Collins & Aikman Prods. Co., 961 F. Supp. 368 (D. Conn. 1996), aff'd mem. (2d Cir. 1997) U.S. v. Atlas Mins. & Chems., Inc., 41 Envt. Rep. Cas. (BNA) 1417 (E.D. Pa. 1995) P. H. Glatfelter Co. v. U.S. Envtl. Protn Agency, 921 F.2d 516 (4th Cir. 1990)