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Gibbons Congratulates Edward McTiernan on His New Position with the State of New York


August 10, 2011

Gibbons P.C. is pleased to congratulate Edward F. McTiernan on his new position as Deputy Counsel for the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC).

For the past 17 years, Mr. McTiernan has been a director at Gibbons, leading the firm’s environmental practice group, representing clients before federal and state administrative agencies, and litigating complex environmental actions. He was also a member of the firm’s Executive Committee. During his tenure, Gibbons achieved stellar rankings in the environmental law category in such publications as the Best Lawyers in America and Chambers USA Guide to America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, and Mr. McTiernan himself was listed in both those publications, as well as in New Jersey Super Lawyers. Prior to his career in law, he worked as an environmental scientist focused on site remediation.

“As leader of the Environmental Team at Gibbons, Ed has earned the trust and respect of Gibbons clients and colleagues with his exceptional skill, commitment, and insight,” says Patrick C. Dunican Jr., the firm’s Chairman and Managing Director. “We are confident Ed will do similarly outstanding work for the DEC, and we wish him all the best.”

Mr. McTiernan starts at the agency on August 29, 2011. Remarks Joe Martens, DEC Commissioner, “Ed is a seasoned litigator who is intimately familiar with environmental regulatory issues. His knowledge of the remediation process and his skill in resolving environmental disputes will make him a valuable member of our legal team.”