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Raymond “Rusty” Pomeroy is an environmental lawyer with a broad, multifaceted skill set developed in private practice and as an in-house counsel for the commercial real estate investment division of a U.S.-based multinational conglomerate.

Rusty has an extensive track record helping clients identify, understand and mitigate environmental risks in complex commercial real estate transactions, financing and commodities transactions, and corporate mergers and acquisitions in a pragmatic and commercial way.

His practice includes advising clients on green and sustainable energy issues, climate change, and the implications and opportunities stemming from New York City’s Climate Mobilization Act, among other laws.

Rusty has counseled clients regarding site cleanups and brownfields projects in multiple jurisdictions across the U.S., including New York’s Brownfields Cleanup Program, New York City’s Voluntary Cleanup Program and New Jersey’s Industrial Site Recovery Act (ISRA).

Rusty has also litigated CERCLA and state-based cost recovery actions, toxic tort claims and challenges to legislative actions and environmental review projects; assisted corporate clients with the development and implementation of environmental policies and procedures; counseled manufacturing clients regarding their obligations under various regulatory regimes, including RCRA, and the self-disclosure of environmental audit findings; addressed tenant and employee health and safety issues; negotiated, placed and reviewed environmental insurance policies; and represented clients in administrative proceedings before government regulators.

Rusty was previously the chief elected official in Sullivan County, New York, serving as chairman of the Sullivan County Legislature.


  • Co-author, "NYC Council Approves Modified SoHo/NoHo Rezoning," Stroock Client Alert, December 15, 2021
  • Co-author, "NYC Council Subcommittees Approve SoHo/NoHo Rezoning, With Modifications," Stroock Client Alert, December 9, 2021
  • Co-author, "New York Blood Center, Gowanus Rezoning Approved," Stroock Client Alert, November 10, 2021
  • Co-author, "New York City Department of Finance Adopts Final Rule Expanding CPACE Program," Stroock Client Alert, October 26, 2021
  • Co-author, "UPDATE: Hotel Special Permit and SoHo/NoHo Rezoning are Approved by CPC," Stroock Client Alert, October 20, 2021
  • Co-author, “SoHo/NoHo Rezoning Application Certified by the City Planning Commission,” Stroock Client Alert, May 17, 2021
  • Co-author, "City-Wide Hotel Special Permit Text Amendment Application Update," Stroock Client Alert, May 3, 2021
  • Co-author, "DOB Releases Long-Awaited Guidance for Climate Mobilization Act Adjustment Applications," Stroock Client Alert, April 16, 2021
  • Co-author, "NYC’s C-PACE Financing Program for Energy Efficiency Retrofits is Going Live," Stroock Client Alert, April 7, 2021
  • Co-author, “SEC Continues its March Toward a New Climate and ESG Disclosure Framework” Stroock Client Alert, March 31, 2021
  • Co-author, "Comprehensive Long-Term Planning or Top-Down Centralized Planning? The Debate Around Intro 2186," Stroock Client Alert, February 24, 2021
  • Co-author, “D.C. DOEE Issues Proposed Building Energy Performance Standards,” Stroock Client Alert, January 21, 2021
  • Co-author, “2021 NYC Land Use & Zoning Prioritized Actions – Three Have January Milestone Dates,” Stroock Client Alert, January 7, 2021
  • Co-author, "NY City Council Passes Expansion of Climate Mobilization Act for Residential Properties," Stroock Client Alert, October 3, 2020
  • Co-Author, "NYC to Restart ULURP: What You Should Know," Stroock Special Bulletin, July 15, 2020
  • Co-Author, “5 Key Considerations as 1-Year Countdown Begins for Climate Mobilization Act," New York Law Journal, July 13, 2020
  • Co-Author, “5 Key Considerations as Climate Mobilization Act Draws Near," Stroock Special Bulletin, July 1, 2020
  • Co-Author, “Preparing Real Estate Professionals for NYC’s Climate Mobilization Act,” New York Law Journal, April 21, 2020
  • Co-author, “The NYC Climate Mobilization Act: Examining Relief Provisions,” Stroock Special Bulletin, March 2, 2020
  • Co-author, “The NYC Climate Mobilization Act: How to Prepare and What You Need to Know,” Stroock Special Bulletin, January 16, 2020

Quoted in

  • “NYC Real Estate Regulation And Legislation To Watch In 2022,” Law360, January 4, 2022
  • “Eastern Generation Scuttles Natural Gas Plans As New York City Advances Energy Transition,” Natural Gas Intelligence, December 30, 2021

Speeches & Events

  • Speaker, “SEC Signals Heightened Scrutiny on Climate Change,” The ESG 411 Podcast, December 6, 2021
  • Moderator, “Successfully Managing & Driving Your Organization's ESG Initiatives,” General Counsel Conference Midwest, October 13, 2021
  • Speaker, "Start Your Engines!" The ESG 411 Podcast, August 16, 2021
  • Speaker, "ExxonMobil and the Practical Implications of ESG,"The ESG 411 Podcast, July 1, 2021
  • Speaker, “REITs and ESG,” The ESG 411 Podcast, June 1, 2021
  • Speaker, “NYC’s Climate Mobilization Act – Practical Implications and Updates Nearly One Month Away From The First Deadline,” St. John University School of Law and Mattone Family Institute for Real Estate Law, May 26, 2021
  • Panelist, “Climate Mobilization Act: Financing and Offsetting the New Emissions Limitations Requirements,” New York City Bar, February 10, 2021
  • Speaker, "SEC’s ESG Enforcement Initiative," The ESG 411 Podcast, April 30, 2021
  • Speaker, “The ESC on ESG,” The ESG 411 Podcast, April 23, 2021
  • Speaker, “Sustainable Development Goals and the Law,” St. John’s University School of Law International Law Students’ Association and Mattone Family Institute for Real Estate Law, February 22, 2021
  • Panelist, "Environmental & Energy Law Section Fall Meeting," NYSBA, October 30, 2020
  • Panelist, "Leveraging PropTech Innovation to Help Meet Climate Mandates" Stroock, October 29, 2020 
  • Panelist, "Navigating the Climate Mobilization Act: Steps to Take Today," Stroock and REBNY, July 8, 2020

Honors & Awards

  • Chambers New York: Environment, 2021  
  • Ones to Watch, New York Real Estate Journal, 2021

Admitted To Practice

New Jersey

New York

U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York; U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York; U.S. District Court, Western District of New York; U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey


J.D., cum laude, Pace University School of Law

B.A., State University of New York