Michael L. Rodburg is one of the founders of modern environmental legal practice and has focused exclusively on it since 1973. A fellow of the American College of Environmental Lawyers, he is listed in The Best Lawyers in America, Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business, and Super Lawyers. Michael served more than a decade as Lowenstein Sandler's Managing Director, Chairman, President, and CEO, leading the firm beyond its New Jersey roots to national prominence and guiding it to become one of the 200 largest law firms in the nation. Under his leadership, the firm had the highest percentage annual increase in revenue between 2003 and 2007 among all AmLaw 200 firms.
Michael represents companies in significant business transactions and in civil litigation and administrative agency proceedings arising out of a wide variety of environmental problems. He concentrates in hazardous substances litigation, mass tort defense, acquisition counseling, and climate change initiatives.
Michael is a frequent author and lecturer. He has served on the editorial boards of numerous journals, including The Environmental Claims Journal and Environmental Compliance and Litigation Strategy. He has written hundreds of articles during his career, has been published in the Harvard Law Review and the Rutgers Law Journal, and is the author of several books, including the seminal New Jersey Environmental Law Handbook. He has taught at Rutgers Law School-Newark and Vermont Law School.
He serves on the boards of numerous charitable and community organizations, as well as the Hugo Neu Corporation, a privately held company based in New York City.