Todd R. Berman

Senior Analyst

  • Overview

    Biography

    Todd Berman is a broadly experienced environmental analyst who assists clients and attorneys with strategy and implementation on a variety of environmental as well as health and safety issues, including compliance, due diligence, enforcement defense, transactional, and land use issues. Mr. Berman also assists clients with complex Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act cost-allocation matters. Much of his work focuses on helping clients manage historic environmental conditions and/or governmental expectations and obligations on sites they no longer own or operate.

    Mr. Berman's eight years of industrial management experience give him a well-grounded perspective on many of the environmental challenges faced by our clients. He is a United States Coast Guard-licensed Master Captain and has served as a member of the adjunct faculty at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Lally School of Management.

    Mr. Berman's undergraduate work included terms of study at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution and the U.S. Coast Guard Academy.

  • Experience
    • Experience

      Experience

      • Represented a subsidiary of a conglomerate client on the steering committee of a multiparty Midwestern Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) site.

      • Represent energy company with respect to issues related to hydropower permitting, compliance, and risk management.

      • Represent natural gas pipeline relative to permitting and compliance issues associated with repair and expansion.

      • Representation of a client in the investigation and subsequent remediation of a historic clock manufacturing building in Waterbury, Connecticut. Based on the nature of the material in issue (e.g. radium) the remediation was overseen by and involved both the State Environmental Agency and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC). The initial site inspections were conducted by NRC experts.

    • Professional Associations

      Professional Associations

      Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection
      Co-chair of Transformation Advisory Subcommittee #1 on Current State of Cleanup Programs (2011)

      Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
      Adjunct Faculty in Environmental Law and Policy (2000 - 2005)

      Connecticut Business & Industry Association
      Chair of Waste Task Force (2006 - 2007)
      Steering Committee (2006 - 2007)

      Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection
      Co-chair of Waste Advisory Committee on Special Wastes (1998 - 2000)

      Connecticut Environmental Forum
      President of Board of Directors

      Killingworth Open Space Committee

      Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection
      Advisory Committee on Mercury Reduction
      Advisory Committee on Release Reporting Regulations
      Advisory Committee on Soil Staging and Transfer (2006)
  • NEWS + PRESS
    • Publications

      Publications

      "Connecticut Regulatory Updates," published in New England's Environment, co-authored with Robert S. Melvin (quarterly)
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      "Connecticut Regulatory Update," published in New England's Environment (1998 to 2006)

    • Presentations

      Presentations

      "Regulatory Trends and Outlook for 2017," presented at Presentation to the Connecticut Environmental Forum (CEF), co-presented with Robert S. Melvin, Emilee Mooney Scott and Brian C. Freeman, Presented to the Connecticut Environmental Forum (CEF), Wethersfield, CT (2/1/2017)
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      "Environmental Regulatory Trends and Outlook for 2017: What You Need To Know," presented at R+C Environmental & Utilities Practice Group webinar/seminar, co-presented with Brian C. Freeman, Robert S. Melvin, Emilee Mooney Scott and Earl W. Phillips Jr. (1/18/2017)
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      "Environmental and Compliance Trends for 2017: Practical Strategies for Staying Ahead of Regulatory Changes," presented at BLR webinar, co-presented with Brian C. Freeman and Emilee Mooney Scott, webinar (11/30/2016)
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      "Energy in Connecticut: Demand, Cost and the Environmental Challenges of Siting New Infrastructure," at Connecticut Environmental Forum, organizer and moderator (Spring 2006)

      "Environmental Risk Management in a Post 9/11 World," at CBIA's Environmental Health and Safety Conference (5/1/2002)

      "New England Environmental Enforcement Trends," at CBIA's Environmental Health and Safety Conference (3/30/2001)
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      "Waste Compliance and Permitting Trends," at Connecticut Business & Industry Association's (CBIA) Environmental Conference 2007

    • News

      R+C in the News

      • February 7, 2017

        Environmental + Utilities Group Members Speak on 2017 Regulatory Outlook at CEF Forum

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      • December 1, 2016

        Robinson+Cole Environmental + Utilities Group Members Present on Compliance Trends for 2017

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      • November 13, 2013

        Environmental Analyst Elected President of Connecticut Environmental Forum

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      • June 1, 2012

        Todd Berman Congratulates Connecticut Invention Convention Winners

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      • June 8, 2011

        Todd Berman Congratulates Connecticut Environmental Forum Invention Convention Winners

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      • December 28, 2009

        Robinson & Cole Senior Analyst Featured in Connecticut Law Tribune Article

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