Victoria S. Treanor, a 2009 graduate of Harvard Law School, concentrates her practice on environmental law, litigation, and land use issues. Since joining the firm in September 2009, she has worked on matters concerning environmental impact reviews, brownfield redevelopment, litigation for the recovery of cleanup costs for hazardous wastes and petroleum contamination, state wetland permits, and nuclear power plant relicensing. She has experience with the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA, or Superfund), the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), the Clean Water Act, the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the New York State Navigation Law, common law claims for relief in environmental matters, and other laws. She has worked on complex multimillion-dollar lawsuits on behalf of corporate and government clients as well as lawsuits and regulatory matters on behalf of small businesses and individuals.

While in law school, Victoria was a board member of the Harvard Environmental Law Society and a member of the Harvard Environmental Law Review. She participated in Harvard’s Green Cities clinic, interned at the New York City Law Department, Environmental Law Division, and worked at SPR.

Results
  • Victoria has represented:
    • A state agency in litigation to recover costs to clean up contaminated land for a major residential development project in New York City
    • A metal recycler in litigation and advised with respect to compliance with water pollution and other laws
    • A municipality in proceedings regarding nuclear power plant relicensing
    • A property owner in litigation to recover costs to clean up contamination arising from former gas station use
    • An industrial manufacturer in litigation over liability for groundwater contamination
Affiliations
  • Admitted in New York State, SDNY, EDNY
  • Member, NYS Bar Association
  • Member, Bar Association of the City of New York; was a member of the Committee on International Environmental Law
  • 2010 graduate of the New York City Environmental Law Leadership Institute
Publications
  • Ethical Considerations for the Clean Air Act Attorney, ALI-ABA, Environmental Law Course of Study (2009) (as Victoria Shiah) (with Daniel Riesel)
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