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Staff

Aaron Kleinbaum, Executive Director 
Aaron is the Executive Director of the Eastern Environmental Law Center.  Aaron served as EELC’s Legal Director for over four years prior to his appointment as Executive Director. Aaron brings to the EELC his experience as an environmental, health/safety (EHS) & sustainability executive and lawyer with public agency, private law firm and corporate in-house experience. He is a licensed professional engineer and member of the bar in New Jersey, New York and the District Court of New Jersey. His career grew along with major shifts in public EHS policy from command and control regulation to sustainability and environmental justice concerns. Aaron attended the Rutgers Law School–Newark and participated in the Rutgers Environmental Law Clinic.  Aaron worked at the US Environmental Protection Agency in New York City, and the New Jersey Meadowlands Commission.  Also, Aaron’s private law practice covered a wide range of environmental issues including advice to public and private clients in litigation and other compliance and transactional matters.  Before joining EELC, Aaron served the Ingersoll Rand Company as the in-house environmental lawyer and over the years was given increasing responsibility to become the Vice President of EHS & Deputy General Counsel.

 

Daniel Greenhouse, Senior Staff Attorney
Dan is the most recent addition to our staff. Prior to joining EELC, he handled environmental litigation at Cullen and Dykman, LLP in Princeton, New Jersey. Before that Dan represented the NJ Department of Environmental Protection as  Deputy Attorney General at the NJ Department of Law and Public Safety, Division of Law. He is a graduate of Rutgers Law School, Camden and Binghamton University. Dan lives in Skillman, NJ with his wife, a teacher, and three young children.

 

William D. Bittinger, Staff Attorney
 Will is a graduate of Vermont Law School and Brown University. Prior to EELC, he worked as a contract attorney for Hershenson, Carter, Scott and McGee, P.C. in White River Junction, VT, conducting legal research on property law issues. Prior to that, Will was a Legal Fellow at the Environmental Defense Fund in Washington, DC, and Fellow at Sustainable Energy Advantage in Boston, MA.

 

Amy Koehler, Office Manager/Legal Assistant
Amy  joined EELC in July 2016 as the Office Manager/Legal Assistant. Amy has a background in non-profit work as well as journalism, having worked at CNN for more than 20 years in both Washington, DC and Atlanta, GA.  As an assignment editor and producer, Amy traveled extensively, domestically and internationally, often as part of the White House press corps.  Amy is a graduate of the University of Maryland.