Reed W. Neuman

Reed Neuman has practiced environmental law and litigation for more than three decades.  He represents major manufacturers and other private interests throughout the U.S. on environmental compliance and responsibility disputes in administrative settings, civil trial courts, and alternative dispute resolution (ADR) efforts.

Mr. Neuman has a comprehensive perspective informed by a decade of government service litigating environmental claims in federal and state courts.  While he counsels clients on a broad array of environmental regulatory and compliance issues, he has particular expertise with contaminated media and hazardous substance management under the federal CERCLA (Superfund) and RCRA laws and analogue state programs, including associated natural resource damage (NRD) claims.  He has a wealth of experience in multi-party cost allocation projects, and has served as common counsel to groups of responsible parties in administrative and litigation matters.

Mr. Neuman assists clients in developing strategic business solutions to environmental compliance obligations and disputes, transactions and project development, and litigation and collateral issues, including: managing remediation projects, contractors and costs; conducting due diligence and risk-sharing negotiations in transactions; addressing public relations concerns, and developing public disclosures and accounting determinations.

Prior to entering private practice, Mr. Neuman served as a Senior Trial Attorney with the U.S. Department of Justice's Environmental Enforcement Section.  While at DOJ, he prosecuted civil enforcement actions arising under the major pollution control statutes, primarily on behalf of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA).  Previously, Mr. Neuman was an Assistant Attorney General for the State of Illinois handling civil prosecutions as a result of independent investigations and on behalf of Illinois EPA.  Mr. Neuman served as Section Chief of the Attorney General's Office's Southern Region.

Mr. Neuman is a member of Nossaman's Environmental & Land Use and Litigation practice groups, and currently serves as Chair of the Natural Resources and Real Estate Department.

Contact Reed W. Neuman

Nossaman LLP
1666 K Street, NW
Suite 500
Washington, DC  20006
Phone: (202) 887-1480
Cell Phone: (202) 887-1400
Fax: (202) 466-3215


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