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J. Kevin Healy

Partner

, Bryan Cave LLP
New York

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1 212 541 1078

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1 212 541 1378
jkhealy@bryancave.com
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J. Kevin Healy

Partner


New York



1290 Avenue of the Americas
New York, New York 10104-3300

Phone:

1 212 541 1078

Fax:

1 212 541 1378

email:

jkhealy@bryancave.com

Kevin Healy is a member of the Environmental and the Real Estate Client Service Groups.  He was a member of the firm’s Executive Committee from 2002 to 2005.

Mr. Healy has practiced environmental and land use law for 41 years.  Twelve of those years were devoted to public service.  Among other positions, he served as General Counsel to the New York City Department of Environmental Protection, and in that capacity was one of New York’s two lead negotiators in a multi-state dispute over the City’s diversions from the Delaware River Basin during times of drought.  The “Good Faith Agreement” that emerged from those negotiations, which established a drought diversion regime modifying a protocol established under a 1954 U.S. Supreme Court decree, remains in effect today.  Around the same time, Mr. Healy also settled a dispute between the City and State of New York regarding the level of releases required from the New York City reservoirs to maintain a viable trout fishery in the tributaries of the Delaware River.

Mr. Healy served as Special Master in USA and State of New York v. County of Westchester, 89 Civ. 5274, (S.D.N.Y.), in which capacity he oversaw compliance with the provisions of a federal court order requiring the cessation by the County of the practice of ocean dumping.  He also has served as a member of the panel of mediators for the U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York and has mediated the resolution of multi-party CERCLA actions. 

Mr. Healy represents parties in regulatory and permitting matters under the Clean Air Act, the National Environmental Policy Act, the State Environmental Quality Review Act, the Clean Water Act and numerous other federal, state and city environmental statutory programs; provides counsel on the environmental aspects of real estate developments; and participates in environmental audits of industrial operations and environmental impact reviews.  He represents a wide range of clients, including industrial and commercial corporations, major New York utilities, railroads, public authorities and municipalities.

Mr. Healy is principally responsible for the environmental impact review and associated permitting issues for a number of major projects in New York City, including the conversion of the Farley Post Office Building into a new Penn Station, the connection of the Long Island Railroad to Grand Central Terminal, and the construction of a Second Avenue subway in Manhattan.  He has also represented a utility seeking the governmental approvals needed to site a major electric and steam generating facility in Manhattan.  He also represented the same utility in the environmental review conducted by the New York Public Service Commission in connection with the retirement of and sale of a major power plant and associated properties in Manhattan.

Mr. Healy served on Governor Pataki’s Climate Change Task Force and chaired the emissions trading subcommittee of that group.  He co-chairs the Global Climate Change subcommittee of the Environmental Law Section of the New York State Bar Association, served as member of the New York State Bar Association Task Force on Global Warming, and has lectured and written extensively on the subject of climate change over the last several years.

Professional Affiliations

  • The Association of the Bar of the City of New York – Special Task Force on Climate Change Adaptation, 2013; Environmental Law Committee, 1979-1982; Committee on Transportation; Special Committee on Government Counsel, 1994-1996

  • New York State Bar Association – Executive Committee, Environmental Law Section; Co Chair, Committee on Global Climate Change, 1992-

Civic Involvement and Honors

  • Listed in the 2005-2013 editions of Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business (Band 1, 2010-2013)
  • Super Lawyers, 2006-2014

  • Who's Who of Environment Lawyers, 2010-2013

  • International Who's Who of Environment Lawyers, 2013

  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York – Mediation Panel (1997-2002)
  • USEPA, Region II, – Enforcement Attorney, 1974-1978 (Water Enforcement/Marine Protection, 1974-1976; Air Enforcement, 1976-1978)
  • New York City Department of Environmental Protection – General Counsel, 1978-1982
  • New York Convention Center Development Corporation – General Counsel, 1982-1984
  • Member of Board of Directors, New Partners for Community Revitalization
  • Member of Leadership Council, Environmental Law Institute
  • Member of Climate Change Adaptation Task Force, Association of the Bar of the City of New York, 2013-present

Kevin Healy is a member of the Environmental and the Real Estate Client Service Groups.  He was a member of the firm’s Executive Committee from 2002 to 2005.

Mr. Healy has practiced environmental and land use law for 41 years.  Twelve of those years were devoted to public service.  Among other positions, he served as General Counsel to the New York City Department of Environmental Protection, and in that capacity was one of New York’s two lead negotiators in a multi-state dispute over the City’s diversions from the Delaware River Basin during times of drought.  The “Good Faith Agreement” that emerged from those negotiations, which established a drought diversion regime modifying a protocol established under a 1954 U.S. Supreme Court decree, remains in effect today.  Around the same time, Mr. Healy also settled a dispute between the City and State of New York regarding the level of releases required from the New York City reservoirs to maintain a viable trout fishery in the tributaries of the Delaware River.

Mr. Healy served as Special Master in USA and State of New York v. County of Westchester, 89 Civ. 5274, (S.D.N.Y.), in which capacity he oversaw compliance with the provisions of a federal court order requiring the cessation by the County of the practice of ocean dumping.  He also has served as a member of the panel of mediators for the U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York and has mediated the resolution of multi-party CERCLA actions. 

Mr. Healy represents parties in regulatory and permitting matters under the Clean Air Act, the National Environmental Policy Act, the State Environmental Quality Review Act, the Clean Water Act and numerous other federal, state and city environmental statutory programs; provides counsel on the environmental aspects of real estate developments; and participates in environmental audits of industrial operations and environmental impact reviews.  He represents a wide range of clients, including industrial and commercial corporations, major New York utilities, railroads, public authorities and municipalities.

Mr. Healy is principally responsible for the environmental impact review and associated permitting issues for a number of major projects in New York City, including the conversion of the Farley Post Office Building into a new Penn Station, the connection of the Long Island Railroad to Grand Central Terminal, and the construction of a Second Avenue subway in Manhattan.  He has also represented a utility seeking the governmental approvals needed to site a major electric and steam generating facility in Manhattan.  He also represented the same utility in the environmental review conducted by the New York Public Service Commission in connection with the retirement of and sale of a major power plant and associated properties in Manhattan.

Mr. Healy served on Governor Pataki’s Climate Change Task Force and chaired the emissions trading subcommittee of that group.  He co-chairs the Global Climate Change subcommittee of the Environmental Law Section of the New York State Bar Association, served as member of the New York State Bar Association Task Force on Global Warming, and has lectured and written extensively on the subject of climate change over the last several years.

Bar and Court Admissions

New York, 1974

Education

Fordham University, J.D., 1973

St. Joseph’s University, B.S., 1970

Publications

  • Contributing Author, Global Climate Change and U.S. Law, American Bar Association (2007); Second Edition published in 2014
  • "Environmental Review of Climate Change Adaptation After Sandy," New York Law Journal, Jan. 9, 2013
  • Contributing Author, The Law of Green Development, American Bar Association, 2010
  • Guest Editor, Government Law and Policy Journal, New York State Bar Association and Albany School of Law, 2008 edition (this edition is focused on climate change)
  • Contributing Author, "Global Climate Change and U.S. Law," American Bar Association, 2007 
  • Co-author, “Climate Change: It's Not Just a Policy Issue for Corporate Counsel - It's a Legal Problem," Columbia Journal of Environmental Law, Fall 2003
  • Co-author, “It's Now a Legal Problem," The Environmental Forum, Environmental Law Institute, Nov. 2003
  • “New York Set to Address Climate Change Issues,” New York Law Journal, April 20, 1998
  • “Making Environmental Mediation a Reality in New York,” New York Law Journal, Feb. 6, 1995
  • “Environmental Impact Review in New York,” New York Law Journal, Oct. 20, 1992
  • “Framing the Environmental Debate for the 1990’s,” New York Law Journal, Jan. 10, 1991
  • “The Greenhouse Effect on Earth from a Legal Perspective,” New York Law Journal, April 21, 1989
  • “Environmental Review Process in the City of New York: CEQR,” Pace Environmental Law Review, Vol. 5, No. 1, Fall, 1987
  • “Developing the Right Approach to Environmental Review Problems,” Real Estate Review, Spring 1986
  • “Preemption: How Do We Deal With Interjurisdictional Conflicts of Law,” Special Report, No. 197, Transportation of Hazardous Materials, Transportation Research Board, National Academy of Sciences, Washington, D.C., 1983
  • Contributing Author: “Environmental Law and Regulation in New York” (Ch 6, The State Environmental Quality Review Act), West Publishing, 1996

Speeches and Seminars

  • Moderator, Conference on Implementing Post-Sandy Resiliency Plans, Columbia Law School, 2014
  • Moderator, Conference on Key Environmental Issues in U.S. EPA Region 2, Panel on Contaminated Site Cleanup and Redevelopment, Columbia Law School, 2014
  • "Environmental and Land Use Law," a presentation in program titled "Catastrophe and the Law: What Lawyers Need to Know to Advise Clients to Prepare and Respond to Disasters in 2013," Practising Law Institute, April 2013
  • "The Role of the Corporate Sector in Climate Change Mitigation," Fordham Environmental Law Review Symposium, February 2013
  • “The Environmental Impact Review of Energy Facilities under NEPA and Its State-Law Counterparts,” Infocast Webinar, 2010
  • "The Environmental Review of Climate Change,” New York State Bar Association, Real Estate Section Annual Meeting, July 2010
  • "The Breadth and Depth of SEQRA," Lorman Seminar, 2009
  • "Climate Change Impacts on Land Use Planning and Project Approvals," Tarrytown, NY, May 5, 2008
  • “Carbon Trading: Capitalize on this Emerging Market” – Toronto, Canada, Sponsored by Insight Information, May 2007
  • "Global Warming: Climate Change and the Law” – Washington, D.C., Sponsored by American Law Institute/American Bar Association, March 2007
  • "Legal Dimensions of Climate Change" – Washington, D.C., Sponsored by American University; Washington College of Law/American Bar Association, November 2006
  • "The Business of Climate Change: Challenges and Opportunities for Multinational Business Enterprises" – Sacramento, CA, Sponsored by University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, February 2006
  • "Rethinking the Kyoto Protocol: Are there Legal Solutions to Global Warming and Climate Change?"– St. Louis, MO, Sponsored by Washington University School of Law, November 2005
  • "The Legal Dimensions of Climate Change: A Conference By and For The Legal Profession" – Washington, D.C., November 2005
  • "Climate Risk: What Investors Need to Know" – San Jose, CA, Sponsored by CERES, California Climate Action Registry, March 2005
  • Climate Change Symposium of the National Association of Attorneys General, Columbia School of Law, September 2004
  • "GHG Registries, Climate Policy and the Bottom Line" – Sponsored by CERES, California Climate Action Registry – San Diego, CA, May 2004
  • "Who Needs the Kyoto Protocol? Making Science-based Policy through Legal Initiatives" – Sponsored by New York Academy of Science, Environmental Sciences Section, New York, NY, April 2004

Professional Affiliations

  • The Association of the Bar of the City of New York – Special Task Force on Climate Change Adaptation, 2013; Environmental Law Committee, 1979-1982; Committee on Transportation; Special Committee on Government Counsel, 1994-1996
  • New York State Bar Association – Executive Committee, Environmental Law Section; Co Chair, Committee on Global Climate Change, 1992-

Civic Involvement and Honors

  • Listed in the 2005-2013 editions of Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business (Band 1, 2010-2013)
  • Super Lawyers, 2006-2014
  • Who's Who of Environment Lawyers, 2010-2013
  • International Who's Who of Environment Lawyers, 2013
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York – Mediation Panel (1997-2002)
  • USEPA, Region II, – Enforcement Attorney, 1974-1978 (Water Enforcement/Marine Protection, 1974-1976; Air Enforcement, 1976-1978)
  • New York City Department of Environmental Protection – General Counsel, 1978-1982
  • New York Convention Center Development Corporation – General Counsel, 1982-1984
  • Member of Board of Directors, New Partners for Community Revitalization
  • Member of Leadership Council, Environmental Law Institute
  • Member of Climate Change Adaptation Task Force, Association of the Bar of the City of New York, 2013-present