By Joshua Burd
An environmental attorney with deep experience in site remediation and public policy has returned to Giordano, Halleran & Ciesla PC as a shareholder.
The Red Bank-based firm announced that David J. Miller rejoined its practice on May 20, bringing several years of private- and public-sector experience. His focus includes counseling clients on the Industrial Site Recovery Act and the Site Remediation Reform Act, along with the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act, due diligence, participation in potentially responsible party groups and interaction with the Environmental Protection Agency on Superfund matters.
Miller also helps clients procure environmental permits from state and federal agencies for major commercial and industrial development, transaction-triggered environmental laws and voluntary brownfields remediation programs, according to a news release. In addition, he litigates environmental compliance matters, especially those involving hazardous substances.
After working at GHC as an environmental associate in 2015 and 2016, Miller went on to hold other private- and public-sector positions, the news release said. In the Phil Murphy administration, he was a senior counsel overseeing environmental and energy issues and initiatives.
He also was an associate at Gibbons PC prior to rejoining GHC.
“We are, of course, thrilled to have David back at the firm,” said Michael J. Gross, the firm’s co-managing shareholder. “His deep knowledge, experience and time in the public sector will add greatly to our practice areas.”
Miller appears before state and federal agencies and courts on behalf of global corporations, state and national developers and landowners, the news release said. His experience also includes serving as a law clerk for the EPA and as an intern for the state Department of Environmental Protection.
He earned his bachelor’s from The College of New Jersey and his law degree from Rutgers School of Law-Camden.