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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.

Publications

  • 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

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

Speeches & Events

  • 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

Education

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

B.A., State University of New York