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B. David Naidu

David Naidu has more than 20 years experience with advising clients on diverse set of environmental and land use issues in the transactional, litigation and regulatory compliance contexts. He has advised clients on potential environmental risks and liabilities in mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, real estate leases, brownfield redevelopment, and financing regarding oil, gas, wind and solar facilities, pipelines, office buildings and manufacturing and pharmaceutical plants. He also possesses extensive experience in complex multi-party litigation in state and federal courts involving contaminated waterways, landfills, oil spills, and contaminated industrial sites covering claims and defenses under CERCLA (Superfund), Clean Water Act, Clean Air Act and RCRA.

Prior to joining K&L Gates, David was an environmental associate for a New York law firm. He has written several articles on the environmental subjects, including a treatise published by the Oxford University Press entitled Biotechnology & Nanotechnology Regulation Under Environmental, Health, and Safety Laws (2009).

  • Recognized by The Legal 500 United States as a Recommended Lawyer for Environment: litigation, 2024
  • Listed in the Best Lawyers in America® for Litigation - Environmental in New York, 2023
  • Recognized by Chambers USA for Environment in New York, 2021-2024
  • Chosen to New York Metro Region Super Lawyers list, 2018-2022
  • City of Summit Council President and Councilmember (2016 - 2021)
  • City of Summit Planning Board Member (2010 - 2018)
  • City of Summit Environmental Commission Member (2006 - 2015)
  • The Summit Conservancy, President (2014 - present)
  • Great Swamp Watershed Association, Board Member (2021-present)
  • Presenter, “FIFRA and Nanotechnology,” webinar presentation for The Knowledge Congress, 2010.
  • Presenter, “Nanochemicals and Navigating the Regulatory Patchwork,” webinar in conjunction with the Nanobusiness Alliance and American Chemistry Council, 2010.
  • Presenter, Securing the Promise of Nanotechnology, “Risks and Regulation for Industry,” presentation at the Environmental Law Institute’s 40th Anniversary Symposium, 2009.
  • Presenter, “Admission of Soil and Groundwater Samples and Analytical Results at Trial,” presentation at the Air and Waste Management Association Annual Conference, 2007.
Additional Thought Leadership Pages
  • Author, “‘Forever Chemicals’ and the Law: Broadening PFAS Regulations and Legislation,” New Jersey Lawyer, June 2024
  • Key Environmental Liability Considerations in Bankruptcy Actions,” New Jersey Lawyer, October 2016
  • Author, “Nanomaterials and the Move Toward Regulation,” Industry Week, 2010.
  • Author, “EPA Moves Forward with the Regulation of Nanotechnology,” Chemical Week, 2010.
  • Author, “Biotechnology and Nanotechnology: Regulation under Environmental, Health and Safety Laws,” Oxford University Press, July 2009 and then subsequently under LexisNexis.
  • Co-Author, “NYSDEC Draft Supplemental Generic Environmental Impact Statement for Natural Gas Drilling Activities in the Marcellus Shale Formation,” IOGA News, Sept./Oct. 2009.
  • Co-Author, “Water Quality Program Gets Back on Track,” New York Law Journal, December 17, 2001.
  • Co-Author, “Do You Know Your Environmental Risk?” New York Law Journal, March 5, 2001.
  • Co-Author, “Second Circuit Provides Guidance on CERCLA,” New York Law Journal, December 18, 2000.
  • Author of Updates to Law of Chemical Regulation and Hazardous Waste, West Publishing, 1999 - present.
  • Author of Updates to Law of Environmental Protection, West Publishing (Water and Waste Chapters), 1999 - present.
Additional News & Event Pages
  • Mentioned, “County legislative hearing produces surprising news in WJWW plant fight,” Westmore News, 22 February 2024
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