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For Immediate Release
Contact: Melinda M. Bascone
Director of Marketing
Carter Ledyard & Milburn LLP



NEW YORK, December 3, 2008 Carter Ledyard & Milburn LLP is pleased to announce that the Firm’s Executive Committee has named Christine A. Fazio and Leonard A. Miller co-directors of the Environmental Practice Group, who will serve in this role along with Stephen L. Kass and Clifford P. Case, III.

“Len Miller and Christine Fazio bring extraordinary qualities and experience to the leadership of our environmental practice group, both in New York and Washington,” said Stephen Kass co-director of the environmental group. “We are also grateful to Jean McCarroll for her superb contributions and example in helping us launch our practice group and sharing its leadership for the past 14 years.”

Carter Ledyard & Milburn LLP’s Environmental Practice Group represents both governmental and private clients in permitting for major projects and facilities, advises clients in the preparation of environmental impact statements and assessments under federal and state law, and represents clients in a broad range of environmental litigation and administrative proceedings, including all forms of environmental litigation in federal and state courts, environmental impact assessment and disclosure, land-use planning and development, regulation of hazardous and toxic substances, corporate compliance and environmental audits, historic preservation, governmental relations, and international environmental regulation.

Christine A. Fazio

Christine Fazio received her B.A. in 1987 from the University of Rochester (magna cum laude), her M.P.A. in 1993 from New York University and her J.D. in 2000 from the Fordham University School of Law (cum laude). Ms. Fazio is immediate past Chair of the Environmental Law Committee of the New York City Bar Association and an Adjunct Professor at Fordham Law School.  Before joining Carter Ledyard, she worked at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 2, beginning as a small business liaison and then as an Environmental Scientist within the Air Programs Branch, working on the Title IV Acid Rain, New Source Review and emissions trading programs as well as serving as the national lead on the Title V Operating Permit Program. 

Leonard A. Miller

Leonard Miller received his B.A. degree, cum laude, from Brandeis University in 1964 and his J.D. from Harvard Law School in 1967. Mr. Miller has written several environmental law books. He was one of the first environmental lawyers in the Federal government, starting at what was then the National Air Pollution Control Administration in 1968 and helping to launch the US Environmental Protection Agency in 1970 and earning the EPA Distinguished Career Award.  Mr. Miller spent his career at EPA building the air and water programs and serving in various posts at EPA headquarters and as the Director of Enforcement in the Seattle Regional office. He ended his career at EPA as a member of the senior executive service, in charge of the water enforcement and permits programs nationwide. After his career at EPA, Mr. Miller was a founder of Swidler & Berlin LLP, a leading energy and environmental law firm. He is presently on the Board of Partners of the Environmental Law Institute and is co-founder and president of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Alumni Association. He is a resident of Potomac, Maryland.

Carter Ledyard & Milburn LLP (, established in 1854, has approximately 90 attorneys and has been headquartered on Wall Street since its founding. Carter Ledyard's general practice includes corporate, securities, mergers and acquisitions, broker-dealer, on-shore and off-shore hedge and other alternative investment funds, private equity, litigation, intellectual property, environmental, employment, media and technology, immigration, investment regulation, antitrust, art law, trusts and estates, maritime, ERISA, tax-exempt organizations, real estate, tax and bankruptcy. A significant part of the firm's practice involves representing overseas-based clients and their U.S. affiliates, financial institutions and other financial services providers, governmental entities and media and technology clients.

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