Lawrence Diamond practices in the areas of environmental law and litigation, including internal corporate investigations. His substantively and geographically diverse environmental practice, which extends over 35 years and across many states and federal districts, has encompassed the defense of numerous enforcement proceedings and ongoing advice to clients as to their rights and obligations relating to compliance and permitting issues as well as business transactions.
Mr. Diamond generates solutions to complex environmental problems utilizing strategies that are practical, keyed to the client’s business goals and designed to achieve a resolution as cost-effectively as possible.
His clients often face multimillion-dollar exposures under one or more of the environmental statutes, such as the Clean Water Act, Clean Air Act, Resource Conservation and Recovery Act and CERCLA as well as their state equivalents.
As chairman of the firm’s Puerto Rico Business Group, Mr. Diamond is admitted in the U.S. District Court for the District of Puerto Rico and has more than 30 years’ experience representing clients on federal matters in Puerto Rico. He is also chair of the firm’s Cuba Business Group, providing assistance to companies seeking to participate in that emerging market.
Mr. Diamond served in the Region II Office of the United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) for eight years. He completed his tenure at USEPA as Chief of the New York/Caribbean Superfund Branch.
Mr. Diamond is a former chair of the Environmental Law Section of the New Jersey Bar Association and is a member of the American Bar Association’s Section of Environment, Energy and Resources, the New Jersey State and New York State bar associations and the New York County Lawyers Association.
He has lectured and written on such topics as surviving government inspections, Clean Water Act permitting and enforcement, modifying Superfund remedies and compliance with EPA regulations covering ozone-depleting compounds. He is listed in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, 2007-2018 editions.
- New York
- U.S. District Court for the District of Puerto Rico
- U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York
- U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
- Supreme Court of New Jersey
- American Bar Association
- New Jersey State Bar Association
- New York State Bar Association
- New York County Lawyers Association
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