Michael D. Goodstein

Partner

202.298.1800

mgoodstein@vnf.com

1050 Thomas Jefferson Street NW
Seventh Floor
Washington, DC 20007
  • Representing a refining company in indemnification action for contribution of costs to address historical contamination at a refinery site in Virginia. 
  • Serving as Environmental Counsel for an Indian Tribe, including on issues of environmental and cultural resources such as water rights adjudication, Clean Water Act and Safe Drinking Water Act matters, landfill cleanup, and protection of sacred sites.
  • Representing an Indian Tribe in various environmental and breach of trust matters.
  • Representing a southern U.S. state in a regional air pollution reduction initiative.
  • Representing leading environmental groups as amicus curiae parties before U.S. Supreme Court in landmark Clean Air Act case (Environmental Defense v. Duke Energy, 2006).
  • Serving as Senior Attorney and Trial Attorney with United States Department of Justice Environmental Enforcement Division.  Lead counsel on landmark cases under CERCLA (Superfund), RCRA, the Clean Water Act, the Clean Air Act, and the Safe Drinking Water Act. 
  • Serving as Assistant County Attorney. Handled environmental, land-use and labor matters, including trials and appeals. 

Publications

Pushing the Envelope on Brownfield Remediation: Strategies and Case Studies That Maximize Limited Resources Through Alternative Funding Sources

Environmental Practice, Vol. 13 Issue 2 pp. 130-142
06/01/2011

Presentations

Latest Perspectives on Vapor Intrusion Litigation

Presenter
ABA Section of Litigation Environmental and Energy Litigation Committee
06/28/2018

International Municipal Lawyers Association 79th Annual Conference

Presenter, "Brownfield Redevelopment: Funding Success Stories"
Moderator, "IMLA, Health and Environment Section Workshop"
Baltimore, MD
09/10/2014

National Association of Environmental Professionals 37th Annual Conference

Presenter, "Seeking Clarity - Scientific, Economic and Legal Views on Visibility"
Portland, OR
05/21/2012

National Association of Environmental Professionals 36th Annual Conference

Presenter, "Brownfield Remediation: Strategies and Case Studies That Maximize Limited Resources Through Alternative Funding Sources"
Denver, CO
04/28/2011