Michael W. Steinberg is special counsel in Morgan Lewis's Litigation Practice. Mr. Steinberg’s practice focuses exclusively on environmental law matters, with special emphasis on litigation and counseling involving (1) hazardous waste issues under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, (2) contaminated site issues under the federal Superfund law, and (3) environmental justice issues under federal and state civil rights laws.
In the RCRA hazardous waste area, Mr. Steinberg has filed numerous challenges to EPA rules and decisions in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit. He achieved a major victory in Shell Oil Company. v. EPA, 950 F.2d 741 (D.C. Cir. 1991), by persuading the D.C. Circuit to overturn EPA’s 1980 "mixture rule." Mr. Steinberg also won a key ruling in Dithiocarbamate Task Force v. EPA, 98 F.3d 1394 (D.C. Cir. 1998), which limited EPA’s authority to list wastes as hazardous under RCRA. He serves as outside counsel to the American Chemistry Council on its RCRA regulatory and litigation advocacy.
Articles in the National Law Review database by Michael W. Steinberg