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PROFILE Gregory M. Brown is a member of Brown & Palumbo, PLLC, which is Of Counsel to Carter Conboy. He concentrates his legal practice in environmental law and energy, particularly in matters relating to permitting and compliance, air pollution, facility siting, enforcement, waste regulations and cleanup, and the environmental aspects of business transactions, including insurance and environmental due diligence. He represents clients in actions for cleanup costs, penalties, and other enforcement matters brought under the Clean Air Act, federal and state Superfund statutes, and New York State Navigation Law. Mr. Brown is experienced in complex insurance coverage matters. While in private practice in Washington, he worked on behalf of policyholders, including Eastern Airlines, Continental Airlines, Purex Industries, and 3M on environmental and products liability coverage disputes in various jurisdictions across the United States. More recently, Mr. Brown obtained summary judgment in the New York Appellate division in The Penn Traffic Company v. National Union Fire Insurance Company of Pittsburgh, Pa, dismissing the claims of Penn Traffic seeking in excess of three million dollars in coverage for defense costs under a directors and officers liability policy. EDUCATION Cornell Law School, J.D., cum laude, 1991 State University New York Binghamton, M.A., Economics, 1985 Saint Lawrence University, B.A., cum laude, 1983 BAR ADMISSIONS New York Connecticut District of Columbia Florida United States District Court for the Northern District of New York United States District Court for the Southern District of New York United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit MEMBERSHIPS New York State Bar Association Onondaga County Bar Association Florida Bar Association The District of Columbia Bar Energy Bar Association APPOINTMENTS In 2000, Mr. Brown served in Azerbaijan as a liaison of the American Bar Association's Central and East European Law Initiative, assisting the government and private lawyers in that country's legal reform efforts, with an emphasis on the development of commercial law and reforming the judiciary. RECENT APPEARANCES AND PUBLICATIONS Speaker, Environmental Insurance Coverage: Underwriting to Claims, National Stone Sand and Gravel Association Annual Meeting (2012) Speaker, Securing Future Reserves – New Opportunities and Potential Obstacles, New York Construction Materials Association (2011) Mr. Brown has published in the Georgetown International Environmental Law Review, Environmental Litigation Institute Proceedings, Federal Circuit Bar Journal, and legal treatises.
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