November 21, 2018

Ed Roggenkamp

Ed Roggenkamp is a seasoned litigator focused on resolving complex environmental matters, including cost recovery actions under Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act, toxic tort claims, challenges to environmental impact reviews under NEPA and its state equivalents, and enforcement actions and citizen suits under the Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act, and other environmental statutes. As a former professional actor and teacher, Ed understands the importance of crafting a persuasive narrative for the judge or jury, and breaking down complex scientific and technical issues into pieces that can be easily understood by a layperson.

He advises clients in corporate transactions, focusing on environmental aspects of such cases. He advises clients on issues related to: indemnity provisions, hazardous waste remediation, post-transaction environmental compliance, and permitting. 


  • Served as lead associate on Next Millennium Realty v. Adchem Corp., a complex CERCLA cost-recovery litigation, and the related case State of New York v. Next Millennium Realty. Responsible for every aspect of the case from pleadings through discovery, summary judgment and appeal. Obtained dismissal of all claims against Adchem Corporation and related family-owned corporations.
  • Extensive experience with hazardous waste sites and related litigation, including supervision of environmental consultants, compliance with state brownfield cleanup regulations, negotiation of cost-sharing and indemnity agreements with private parties and insurers.
  • Performed due diligence on numerous energy transactions involving traditional fossil-fuel fired power plants and a proposed offshore wind farm.
  • Served as counsel to local governments defending challenges to land-use actions.
  • Worked directly with clients on responses to environmental enforcement actions, citizen suits, and compliance audits, in order to resolve issues that could lead to environmental liability.


  • Harvard Law School, J.D., 2009, cum laude
    Semifinalist and Team Leader, National Environmental Law Moot Court
    Harvard Environmental Law Review, Article Editor
    Research Assistant, Prof. Richard Lazarus
  • Yale University, B.A., Theatre Studies (Performance Concentration), 2000


  • New York
  • Connecticut
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York

Articles in the National Law Review database by Ed Roggenkamp