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  • “He is very smart and very practical; he has a really nice mixture of intellect and practicality.”
    - Chambers USA

    “Very impressive” attorney Ira Gottlieb chairs the firm's environment and energy practice and is a highly skilled litigator.
    - Chambers USA

    Mr. Gottlieb has a “reputation for problem-solving.”
    - Chambers USA

Education

  • J.D., Vermont Law School, magna cum laude, 1988
  • B.A., Brooklyn College, summa cum laude, 1985

    Articles Editor and Member, Vermont Law Review, 1986-1988

    Judicial Law Clerk, Honorable Thomas F. Shebell, Jr., New Jersey Superior Court, Appellate Division, 1989-1990

    Law Clerk, Vermont Superior Court, Chittenden County, 1988-1989

Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey
  • Vermont

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court, Southern and Eastern Districts of New York
  • U.S. District Court, District of Vermont

Memberships & Affiliations

American Bar Association

International Association of Defense Counsel, Vice-Chair IADC Toxics and Hazardous Substances Committee

Former Co-Chair of the Committee on Superfund and NRD Litigation of the ABA Section on the Environment, Energy and Resources (2005-2007)

Former Vice-Chair and Editor of the ABA SEER, NRD Litigation Committee's Newsletter

Member, New Jersey State Bar Association, Environmental Law Section

Former member, New Jersey Supreme Court, District Ethics Committee, for Essex County, District V-B, Suburban Essex, 1997-1998

Former Member and Former Vice-President of Board of Trustees, Somerset Home for Temporarily Displaced Children

Ira M. Gottlieb

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Speaking

08/09/18
Law Seminars International's 11th Annual Santa Fe Advanced Conference on Litigating
09/26/17
09/07/17
AIRROC & EECMA Mega-Superfund Site Symposium
07/18/17
03/23-24/17
Law Seminars International: The Sixth Annual Advanced Conference on Natural Resource Damages
07/14/16
Law Seminars International's The Tenth Annual Advanced Conference on Litigating Natural Resource Damages
03/10/16
Law Seminars International’s The Fifth Annual Advanced Conference on Natural Resource Damages
03/10/16
Law Seminars International’s The Fifth Annual Advanced Conference on Natural Resource Damages
10/28/15
09/10/15
07/17/15
Law Seminars International Ninth Annual Advanced Conference on Litigating Natural Resource Damages, Santa Fe, New Mexico
03/12/15
NRD Allocation: What's Joint and Several Liability Have to Do with It?
Law Seminars International Fourth Annual Advanced Conference on Natural Resource Damages
10/20/14
Insurance Topics for Public Power Utilities
American Public Power Associate Legal Seminar
08/14/14
07/25/14
Advanced Natural Resource Damages Conference - Santa Fe, NM
02/19/14
Ira M. Gottlieb, David J. Lender, Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP, James A. Pardo, McDermott Will & Emery LLP
65th Annual Oil & Gas Law Conference
02/06/14
NRD Mega-Crisis: A Status Report
The Third Annual Advanced Conference on Natural Resource Damages, Evolving Strategic, Tactical & Substantive Issues, Washington, DC
09/20/13
Recent Developments in Environmental Law: Trends and Tips
NJCCA Annual CLE Conference
07/18-19/13
New Trends: What Do Recent Case Law and Settlements Tell Us About the Most Effective NRD Defenses
The Seventh Annual Comprehensive Conference on Natural Resource Damages Evolving Strategic and Tactical Issues, Santa Fe, New Mexico
06/14/13
EPA Revised Vapor Intrusion Guidance, Practical Implications for Attorneys, Government Agencies and Environmental Professionals Working on Assessing and Cleaning Up Contaminated Sites
Moderator, tele-briefing, Law Seminars International
2/14-15/13
Second Annual Advanced Two-Day Conference on Natural Resource Damages Evolving Strategic, Tactical and Substantive Issues
Co-Chair and Moderator, Natural Resource Damages Conference, Washington, DC
07/12-13/12
NRD Claims Under the "Other" [Non-CERCLA] Statutes
Speaker, The Sixth Annual Advanced Conference on Litigating Natural Resource Damages, Santa Fe, New Mexico
1/26-27/12
Advanced Conference on Natural Resource Damages, New Approaches to Assessing, Prosecuting and Defending NRD Claims
Capital Hilton Hotel in Washington, DC
12/14/11
Natural Resource Damage Litigation
Webinar Hosted by Lorman Education Services
12/8/11
Environmental Insurance Coverage: Latest Developments; Identifying Coverage in Existing Policies, Navigating Pollution and Owned Property Exclusions, and Determining Scope of Damages
Webinar Presented by Strafford Publications
9/15-16/11
"Groundwater Contamination and Vapor Intrusion Cases, Current Developments in Regulation and Litigation," Presentation on "Obtaining Insurance Coverage and Recovering Compensation for Groundwater Contamination"
Law Seminars International
07/14-15/11
New Developments and Best Strategies
The Fifth Annual Advanced Conference on Litigating Natural Resource Damages, Santa Fe, New Mexico
6/30/11
Supreme Court Spotlight on AEP v. Connecticut, The Future of Climate Change Cases, Injuries and Coverage
12/03/10
Anatomy of a Natural Resources Damage Claim webinar and audio conference
Conference Co-Chair and speaker on "Elements of NRD Claims & Basic Considerations"
11/15-16 /10
Moderated panel of in-house counsel discussing the topic of Managing Complex and NRD cases and speaker on Insurance Coverage for NRD Claims
Co-chair and Speaker, The Sixth Annual Advanced Conference on Natural Resource Damages: New Developments and Best Strategies, Newark, NJ
07/15-16/10
What's Next in NRD Assessments, Litigation and Settlement
Speaker, The Fourth Annual National Advanced Conference on Natural Resource Damages, Santa Fe, New Mexico
06/ 24-25/10
Natural Resource Damages, Remediation & Restoration Efforts -- Coordinated Efforts Between Responsible Parties, Local, State and Federal Trustees
Oil in the Gulf - Litigation & Insurance Coverage, Ritz Carlton Hotel, Atlanta, Georgia
11/19/09
In-House Perspectives on Managing Complex NRD Cases
Moderator, Law Seminars International, Fifth Annual Natural Resource Damages Conference, Newark, NJ
07/9-10/09
Natural Resource Damage Litigation, What's Next For NRD Litigation?
Presented by Law Seminars International, Santa Fe, New Mexico
04/30/09
New Jersey's Licensed Site Professional Program
McCarter & English, LLP Webinar, New Jersey Site Remediation Reform Act, A.2962, Newark, NJ
12/15/08
Natural Resource Damage Litigation
Live Teleconference, Presented by Lorman Education Services
11/20-28/08
Case Law Update and NRD Claims Around the Country
Fourth Annual Natural Resource Damages Litigation Conference, Co-chair and speaker, Presented by Law Seminars International
7/17-18/08
What's Next For NRD Litigation?
Natural Resource Damage Litigation, Presented by Law Seminars International, Santa Fe, New Mexico
11/29-30/07
Third Annual Natural Resource Damages Litigation Conference, Co-chair and speaker
Sponsored by Law Seminars International, Newark, NJ
07/16-17/07
What's Next For NRD Litigation?
Law Seminars International, Third Annual Advanced Conference on Natural Resource Damages Claims, Santa Fe, New Mexico
01/25-26/07
New NRD Claims: The Awakening of Previously Resolved Hazardous Substance Liability
2nd National Advanced Forum on Environmental Insurance Claims and Litigation, New York, NY
11/ 30/06, 12/01/06
Second Annual Natural Resource Damages Litigation Conference, Co-chair and speaker
Presented by Law Seminars International, Newark, NJ
02/15/06
The NRD Program in New Jersey
Natural Resource Damage Litigation, Presented by Law Seminars International, Seattle, WA
11/30/05
What Are Other States Doing
First Annual Natural Resource Litigation Conference, Co-chair and speaker, Presented by Law Seminars International, Newark, NJ
06/21/05
Indoor Mold: Construction, Health & Legal Issues (Insurance Coverage)
Presented by Cook College and the Society of Women Environmental Professionals, New Brunswick, NJ
04/21/05
United States Environmental Protection Agency, Region III,
Environmental Coverage Insurance Seminar, Philadelphia, PA,
09/30/04
Managing Natural Resource Damage Risks
Presented by Marsh U.S.A., New Brunswick, NJ
05/27/04, 06/15/04
Natural Resource Damages, Natural Resource Restoration Projects in NJ and PA
New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection Seminar, Cook College, New Brunswick
10/30/02
Health Care Association of New Jersey 54th Annual State Health Care Convention
Atlantic City, New Jersey
05/22/02
P&C Insurance Rates Soar – An Industry and Legal Perspective
New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants, Financial Managers Club Spring 2002 Lecture Series
05/14/02
Promoting Your Assisted Living Services While Managing Your Risks
Center for Health Care Education Seminar
05/12/02
Toxic Mold Issues: Myth or Reality
Seminar Presented by Marsh U.S.A., Philadelphia, PA
04/18/02
Current Financial Issues for Long Term Care Facilities
11/13/01
Mealey's National Mold Litigation Conference
West Palm Beach, FL
11/29/00
The Fungus Among Us: Toxic Mold Litigation
New Jersey Building Owners and Managers Association, Quarterly Meeting
Spring 2000
What Environmental Lawyers Should Know About Bankruptcy
United States Environmental Protection Agency, Region III, Seminar
Winter/Spring 2000
Business Entities: Whom to Sue
United States Environmental Protection Agency, Region III, Continuing Legal Education Course
Winter/Spring 2000
United States Environmental Protection Agency, Regional Remedial Project Managers Conference
Pennsylvania Convention Center, Philadelphia, Pa