Robert M Rosenthal

Robert M Rosenthal
MetLife Building
200 Park Avenue
New York
New York
+1 518.689.1400
+1 518.689.1499


Who's Who Legal Environment: Environment

Robert Rosenthal focuses his practice on environmental and energy law matters, including litigation and permitting. He is experienced with the Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, CERCLA and associated state programs, as well as the New York Public Service Law. He concentrates his practice on representing clients in obtaining applicable local, state and federal approvals necessary to site energy facilities, as well as any subsequent litigation related to the same. He has also developed a specialty in representing clients subject to CERCLA clean ups and related toxic tort litigations.

Prior to joining the firm, Bob served as the assistant counsel for energy and environment in the New York Governor's Office for more than 18 years. In that position, Bob worked on a number of high-profile matters, including the reform of the Long Island Power Authority (LIPA), which included amending LIPA’s enabling statute and the agreement between LIPA and the service operator. Bob worked on the adoption of New York’s new power plant siting law and regulations, and the revisions to the Public Service Law related to the authority of the Public Service Commission over electric utilities. He was responsible for counselling the state’s environmental and energy agencies on legal matters, and reviewing and approving the agencies’ proposed regulations.

Since joining the firm, Bob has represented several clients in obtaining regulatory approvals for major gas pipelines, electric generation facilities (traditional power plants, solar and wind energy) and solid waste landfills, and has litigated several both toxic tort cases and cases concerning compliance with state and federal environmental laws.

WWL says: Robert Rosenthal stands out for "his impressive knowledge, insights and responsiveness". Clients say "He is a real asset to our company."

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