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Gibbons Continues to Expand its Environmental Practice Throughout the Region


August 23, 2012

Gibbons P.C. continues to expand its Real Property & Environmental Department throughout the region, most recently with the addition of four highly regarded environmental attorneys. William S. Hatfield and Camille V. Otero have joined the firm as Directors, and Harry H. Clayton, IV, and Adam C. Arnold as associates, all from Day Pitney LLP. They broaden an active Environmental Team that also recently welcomed noted practitioner David J. Freeman in New York.

“This team has a stellar reputation and high-level practice that expands the scope of services we offer clients in the environmental arena and enhances the depth and breadth of an already prominent practice,” says Patrick C. Dunican Jr., Chairman and Managing Director of Gibbons. “With more than a dozen attorneys, the Gibbons Environmental Team is well positioned to provide clients throughout the Mid-Atlantic with exceptional, business-oriented solutions.”

The Chambers USA Guide to America’s Leading Lawyers for Business ranks Gibbons as one of the top environmental practices in the state, with clients saying that the group “is esteemed for its litigation capabilities, particularly in the area of natural resource damage, and also maintains a well-regarded regulatory practice.”

William S. Hatfield has 20 years of experience in litigation involving CERCLA, RCRA, CWA, underground storage tanks, toxic torts, and the New Jersey Spill and Landfill Closure Acts. He counsels clients on numerous matters related to the oversight of environmental investigations, cleanup under the NJDEP, ISRA applicability, compliance, remediation activities, natural resource damages, permitting, air emissions, waste water, storm water discharges, and enforcement issues specific to the USEPA, NJDEP, and NYSDEC. He has been listed in the Chambers USA Guide and New Jersey Super Lawyers. He earned his J.D. cum laude and M.S.L. summa cum laude from Vermont Law School and his B.A. from Brown University.

Camille V. Otero focuses her practice in environmental and toxic tort litigation, representing clients in an array of environmental matters involving CERCLA, RCRA, and the New Jersey Spill and Landfill Closure Acts. Ms. Otero has extensive experience assisting clients in remediation activities, compliance, and environmental due diligence. She also has been listed in the Chambers USA Guide, as well as in New Jersey Super Lawyers Rising Stars. She earned her J.D. from Rutgers University School of Law and her B.S. from Bloomfield College.

Harry H. Clayton, IV, counsels clients on permitting, compliance, enforcement, and transactional matters under both federal and state environmental laws, with a focus on CERCLA, the New Jersey Spill Compensation and Control Act, and natural resource damage law. He earned his J.D. from William & Mary Law School and his B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania.

Adam C. Arnold focuses his practice on environmental litigation arising under both federal and state law, specific to CERCLA and the New Jersey Spill Compensation and Control Act. He earned his J.D. from Seton Hall University School of Law and his M.A. from the University of St. Andrews.