We are pleased to announce that Christopher Amato has joined our firm and will be working in our newly opened Albany, NY office. Chris was most recently Assistant Commissioner for Natural Resources at the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation. He has practiced environmental law for more than 30 years, both in private practice and in government service. His public service includes having been Deputy Chief of the Environmental Protection Bureau in the New York State Attorney General’s Office, Senior Litigator in the Environmental Law Division of the New York City Law Department, and Senior Attorney with the Adirondack Park Agency. In both his private practice and government service, Chris has tried complex litigation, including important hazardous waste matters. Chris has also worked as a biologist for the Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
Chris will again be focusing on environmental litigation and natural resources issues, including hydrofracking, endangered species, wetlands and marine fisheries. He also will be working on environmental, cultural resource, and treaty rights issues and litigation on behalf of several Indian Nations in New York.
With Michael Lesser and Chris in our Albany office, we have an efficient and cost effective method of representing our clients in hazardous waste litigation and to better serve clients on a broad range of issues.
The Albany office is located at 90 State Street, Suite 700, Albany, NY 12207. The office phone number is (518) 591-4663.