Edward McTiernan is an environmental litigator who focuses on state and federal regulatory issues including site remediation, natural resource damages, energy and infrastructure transactions, and environmental permitting. In 2011, Mr. McTiernan was appointed to the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation where he served as Deputy Commissioner and General Counsel.
He was responsible for enforcement, rulemaking, and major policy initiatives, including the review and permitting of major infrastructure and energy projects, as well as the development of an audit policy to encourage voluntary compliance. He supervised a team of 90 attorneys and 30 support staff in the central office and nine regional offices. In addition, he directly supervised the state’s docket of environmental litigation, enforcement proceedings and policy initiatives. Mr. McTiernan joined Arnold & Porter in 2015. Prior to his public service, Mr. McTiernan was in private practice for more than two decades. He also served as a team leader for a New Jersey regional law firm’s environmental practice.