Paul R. Recupero Joins the Gibbons Environmental Group


June 15, 2022

Gibbons P.C. is pleased to announce that Paul R. Recupero has joined the firm as an associate in the Environmental Group, resident in the Newark office.

Mr. Recupero served previously as Assistant District Counsel for the United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) in Baltimore, Maryland. There, he represented the USACE with environmental and real estate matters, as well as litigation concerning federal tort claims and contract disputes. He also supported the USACE’s regulatory permitting program under Section 404 of the Clean Water Act, represented the Department of Defense in compliance matters under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) with respect to remediation of Formerly Used Defense Sites, and handled the transactional and policy aspects associated with the acquisition, management, and disposal of government real property.

Before practicing at the USACE, Mr. Recupero interned at both the Pace Environmental Litigation Clinic in White Plains, New York, where he represented public interest groups with respect to issues pertaining to the waters of the Hudson River watershed, and the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection in Hartford, where he was involved in litigation and transactions related to hazardous waste management regulations, waterbody ownership disputes, and other environmental issues. He also was a judicial clerk intern for the Honorable Paul Davison, U.S.M.J. in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York in White Plains.

Mr. Recupero earned his J.D., magna cum laude, along with an Environmental Certificate, from Pace University’s Elisabeth Haub School of Law. While in law school, he wrote for the Pace Environmental Law Review and was a founding member of the university’s Food and Agriculture Law Society. He holds a B.A. from the University of Connecticut and is admitted to practice in the state of New York.