Samuel I Gutter is a partner in the Washington, DC, office. Mr Gutter developed his environmental experience at the US Environmental Protection Agency, where he served for eight years with the offices of general counsel, enforcement and federal activities. Mr Gutter’s positions included lead staff attorney for Superfund matters, as well as for vehicle emissions, fuel economy and noise matters. Since Mr Gutter left the government, his practice has included complex settlement negotiations, enforcement and regulatory litigation under CERCLA, RCRA, TSCA, the Clean Water Act and the Clean Air Act.
Mr Gutter’s recent experience includes: representing a client in all aspects of precedent-setting settlement and implementation of a dredging remedy and a development of floodplains remedy; representing a client in ongoing development of RI/FS and remedy of PCBs in floodplains associated with deposition of PCBs from the river; representing a client at a major Superfund site involving remediation of PCBs at plant sites and rivers, stemming from a former manufacturing plant, including representing a client in a brownfields redevelopment programme; representing a client in mediation of cost recovery against the federal government under the Formerly Utilized Sites Remedial Action Program, resulting from government contract work in support of the US nuclear programme; and representing a client in mediating claims against United States resulting from remediation of uranium materials at a former facility used to support the US nuclear navy.
Mr. Gutter received his JD (Order of the Coif) from The George Washington University Law School in 1977 and his BA (magna cum laude) from Tufts University in 1974. Admissions include the US Court of Appeals and the District of Columbia.
WWL says: Samuel Gutter focuses his practice on complex settlement negotiations, enforcement and regulatory litigation under CERCLA, RCRA, TSCA, the CWA and the CAA. Gutter is known for “keenly protecting clients’ best interests” and “getting the deal done”.
This biography is an extract from Who's Who Legal: Environment which can be purchased from our Shop.