Schnader Attorneys Appointed and HonoredOn January 24, 2006 by Schnader in News
CONTACT: Caroline M. Brobeil
Public Relations Manager
Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP
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January 24, 2006 – Philadelphia, PA – During the past several weeks, several Schnader attorneys have been recognized and honored for their public service efforts, or appointed to positions of leadership either in the legal community or in the greater community at-large. These notable achievements showcase the exceptional skill, sound judgment and dedication to public service that has long been the hallmark of a Schnader attorney.
Former Schnader partner, Edward J. McBride, Jr. has been appointed to serve as the Deputy Chief Counsel to the Governor’s Office by New Jersey Governor Jon S. Corzine. Mr. McBride, a former partner in our Cherry Hill office, will serve under Chief Counsel Stuart A. Rabner. Mr. McBride was policy counsel for the Corzine for Governor campaign, and – more recently – counsel to the Governor’s transition team. He has previously served as assistant counsel to former New Jersey Governor James J. Florio.
Neil Thomas Proto, a partner and member of Schnader’s Litigation Services Department, has written a new book entitled, “To a High Court, The Tumult and Choices That Led to the United States of America v. SCRAP,” that was published this month by Hamilton Books. The book tells the true life ‘David and Goliath’ story of five law students at George Washington University – led by Mr. Proto – who decided to take on the nation’s railroads and the oldest regulatory agency, the Interstate Commerce Commission to demand compliance with a new law, the National Environmental Policy Act and its application to freight rates. The group named themselves Students Challenging Regulatory Agency Procedures (SCRAP), and rose above enormous odds to find eventual success in the highest court in the land – the Supreme Court. Mr. Proto chronicles the United States of America v. SCRAP story, using excerpts from court transcripts, the recently released papers of Justices Douglas, Marshall, and Blackmun, as well as anecdotes from his own personal experience; his first hand account expertly details the roadblocks SCRAP encountered from both the environmental and industrial sides of the battle. His book is available for purchase at www.amazon.com as well as http://www.hamilton-books.com.
On January 18, 2006, Schnader partner Robert L. Collings spoke at the opening plenary session of the Air & Waste Management Association’s annual 2006 Waste Management National Meeting, held in conjunction with the United States Environmental Protection Agency in Arlington, Virginia. The theme of this year’s meeting was, “Learning from the Past – Preparing for the Future,” and discussion centered around the changes in technology, environmental regulations and strategies, and the exchange of information among interested parties since the landmark passage of two important pieces of legislation: a.) the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) in 1976; and, b.) the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) – more commonly known as the ‘Superfund’ legislation – in 1980. Mr. Collings’ talk was entitled, “A Legal Analysis of EPA’s efforts to redefine Solid Wa