Steven C. Russo

Shareholder & Chair, New York Environmental Practice at Greenberg Traurig LLP

Steven C. Russo

Steven C. Russo

Shareholder & Chair, New York Environmental Practice at Greenberg Traurig LLP

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Steven C. Russo chairs the firm’s New York Environmental Practice. He focuses his practice on environmental law and litigation, environmental permitting, National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), State Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQRA) review, toxic tort litigation, environmental crimes, Brownfields redevelopment, government, energy and the environmental aspects of land use and real estate law. Steven is equally experienced litigating in federal and state courts, as well as counseling his clients with regard to environmental liability risk and due diligence, permitting, Brownfields, and impact assessment and review. He also practices election and campaign finance law.

Prior to joining the firm, Steven was the Chief Legal Officer of the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation. There, he supervised approximately 90 attorneys in Albany as well as the agency’s nine regional offices. He also supervised the agency’s legislative affairs department and Office of Environmental Justice. At the agency, Steven initiated a reform of the state’s environmental review regulations and assessment forms, completed the issuance of new power plant siting regulations pertaining to environmental justice and carbon emissions and revised the agency’s environmental audit policy.

Steven has more than 15 years of experience at a New York-based environmental law firm (with ten as a principal), where, among other things, he served as either lead or co-counsel in several trials before federal and state courts, as well as state administrative agencies. He also served as election law counsel to a number of New York State and federal campaigns.

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New York State Department of Environmental Conservation

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Shareholder & Chair, New York Environmental Practice at Greenberg Traurig LLP
Education
JD
Class of 1989

Columbia Law School is a professional graduate school of Columbia University, a member of the Ivy League. Columbia is regarded as one of the most prestigious law schools in the nation and has always been ranked in the top five by U.S. News and World Report.Founded in 1858, Columbia has produced a large number of distinguished alumni including two Presidents of the United States (Franklin Delano Roosevelt and Theodore Roosevelt); nine Justices of the Supreme Court of the United States;numerous U.S. Cabinet members and Presidential advisers; U.S. Senators, Representatives, and Governors; and more members of the Forbes 400 than any other law school.

BA, summa cum laude
Class of 1985

The University at Albany, known officially as University at Albany, State University of New York, is an internationally recognized public research institution with campuses in Albany, Guilderland, and East Greenbush, New York, United States. The oldest university campus of the State University of New York (SUNY) system, founded in 1844, it carries out a broad mission of undergraduate and graduate education, research, and service, and has grown to be a flagship institution of New York. The University has three campuses: the Uptown Campus in Albany and Guilderland's McKownville neighborhood, the Downtown Campus in Albany, and the East Campus in East Greenbush, just east of Albany.

Memberships
Chief Articles Editor
Prior

Columbia Journal of Environmental Law was founded in 1972 with a grant from the Ford Foundation. The Journal is one of the oldest environmental law journals in the nation and is widely regarded as one of the preeminent environmental journals in the country. Among our subscribers are law libraries, law firms, and federal, local, and state courts, as well as a significant international readership.

Career History
Shareholder & Chair, New York Environmental Practice
Current

Greenberg Traurig, LLP is an international, multi-practice law firm with approximately 1750 attorneys serving clients from 36 offices in the United States, Latin America, Europe, the Middle East and Asia. Greenberg Traurig is among the Top 10 law firms on The National Law Journal's 2013 NLJ 350, an annual ranking of the largest firms in the U.S.

Deputy Commissioner & General Counsel
Prior
Deputy Assistant Chief of Environmental Law Division, Office of the Corporation Counsel
1992 - 1995
Boards & Committees
Member, Environmental Control Board
2003 - 2011

New York is the most populous city in the United States and the center of one of the most populous urban agglomerations in the world—the New York metropolitan area. The city is referred to as New York City or the City of New York to distinguish it from the State of New York, of which it is a part. A global power city, New York exerts a significant impact upon commerce, finance, media, art, fashion, research, technology, education, and entertainment.

Political Donations
$250
2013

Senior Policy Adviser at Squire Patton Boggs LLP

$75
2008

Professor at City University of New York - Brooklyn College

$500
2007

Launched in 1792 by Thomas Jefferson and James Madison during an expedition along the Hudson River, the Democratic Party today continues to offer New Yorkers and Americans across our nation hope and opportunity.

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