David Mandelbaum wins respect from peers who note that he is "a brilliant mind" whose "forte is litigation but generally a very knowledgeable environmental lawyer".
David G Mandelbaum is co-chair of Greenberg Traurig's environmental practice. He often represents clients faced with problems under the environmental laws that have no conventional solution, or for which the conventional solution would yield an unacceptable result.
He has represented clients in some of the Superfund matters – particularly contaminated sediment and natural resource damage issues – that the government considers its most significant. He acts as lead counsel for a Greenberg Traurig client in connection with the Lower Fox River and Green Bay site, and acts for clients at the Lower Passaic River Site, the Sheboygan River and Harbor Site, and in other litigated CERCLA and RCRA corrective actions.
Mr Mandelbaum regularly handles permit appeals and citizen suits under the water pollution, air pollution, and solid waste laws. He has represented clients in litigation under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and several disputes among private parties following failed or unsatisfactory transactions.
Mr Mandelbaum teaches Superfund and oil and gas law in rotation at the Temple Law School. He has published numerous law review and practice journal articles, including a monthly column in the Pennsylvania Law Weekly. He was educated at Harvard University (AB 1980; JD 1983), and served as law clerk to Honorable Louis H Pollak, United States district judge for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, before entering practice.