Vincent Atriano is an environmental trial lawyer with extensive experience in the defense of governmental enforcement actions and citizen suits, response cost litigation, indemnification claims, toxic tort class actions, imminent and substantial endangerment litigation and the defense of criminal environmental claims.
He has broad expertise in matters involving the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA), Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), the Clean Air Act (CAA), Clean Water Act (CWA), Endangered Species Act (ESA), National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and the Ohio Voluntary Action Program, as well as the US Occupational Health & Safety Administration Act (OSHA).
He regularly counsels clients with respect to environmental compliance and permitting, due diligence and internal corporate investigations. He also has served as lead trial lawyer in cases involving claims for breach of contract, fraud, wrongful death, mechanics’ liens and prevailing wage disputes.
Vince is a recipient of Business First’s 2003 Forty Under 40 Award and was elected graduation speaker of the Leadership Columbus class of 1999. He has lectured on cross-examination at US Environmental Protection Agency’s National Enforcement and Information Center in Denver at the invitation of the US Department of Justice.
Vince was the recipient of American Foundry Society’s Environmental Health & Safety Division’s Best Presentation Award for his CERCLA zero allocation judgment presentation at the AFS Environmental Health & Safety Conference held in Milwaukee in 2002. Vince is a member of the Ohio State Bar Association’s Environmental Law Committee.
- University of Michigan, J.D., cum laude, contributing editor, Michigan Journal of Law Reform, 1988
- The Ohio State University, B.A., with honors, with distinction, 1985
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