Michele J. Glass Joins the Gibbons Environmental Group


October 9, 2023

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Gibbons P.C. is pleased to announce that Michele J. Glass has joined the firm as a Director in the Environmental Group, resident in the Newark office.

Ms. Glass brings to Gibbons nearly two decades of experience in all aspects of environmental law. From litigation to corporate and real estate transactions, regulatory matters, insurance, sustainability, and environmental justice considerations, her practice has focused on providing timely, pragmatic, and thoughtful counsel to a diverse, sophisticated clientele. She possesses extensive knowledge of state and federal environmental statutes and regulations, including remediation standards and reporting obligations. Ms. Glass’s expertise also extends to health and safety considerations.

Ms. Glass was previously Corporate Counsel in the Environmental and Sustainability Law Group at Pfizer, where she provided strategic advice focused on protection of employee health and safety, the community, and the environment, as well as on sustaining compliance with internal, domestic, and international environmental, health, safety, and sustainability and emerging obligations. Among her many responsibilities were advising on and managing designated legacy remediation sites; assessing and advising on environmental aspects of corporate and real estate transactions; and providing programmatic support in a number of areas including audit. Before joining Pfizer, Ms. Glass practiced environmental law at two other firms in New Jersey.

Ms. Glass has been active in the American Bar Association’s (ABA) Section of Environment, Energy and Resources (SEER), serving three consecutive terms as Co-Chair of the In-House Counsel Committee, followed by a year as the Committee’s Membership Vice-Chair; she is currently serving in an At-Large Vice-Chair capacity on that Committee and as an Additional (Energy Justice) Vice Chair for ABA SEER’s Energy Committee. She also served in many leadership positions for the New Jersey State Bar Association’s (NJSBA) Environmental Law Section, moving from Director to Chair of the Section while simultaneously co-chairing the Section’s Annual Environmental Law Forum. Ms. Glass is a founding member of the NJSBA’s Renewable Energy, Cleantech & Climate Change Sub-Committee. From 2009 to 2013 and again from 2016 to 2019, she was included on the Thomson Reuters New Jersey Super Lawyers “Rising Star” list.

Ms. Glass earned her J.D., magna cum laude, and a Certificate in Environmental Law, from the Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University. She holds a B.S., magna cum laude, in Applied Economics and Management, from Cornell University. She is admitted to practice in the states of New Jersey and New York and the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey.