Tom Santoro

Thomas E. Santoro

Senior Associate

Tom Santoro's practice focuses primarily on environmental litigation and on federal and state environmental enforcement and regulatory compliance matters.

Mr. Santoro has experience practicing under several federal environmental statutes, including the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA), Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), Clean Air Act (CAA), Clean Water Act (CWA), and Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), as well as related state environmental statutes.

Mr. Santoro graduated from Cornell Law School in 2014, cum laude, with a concentration in Business Law and Regulation. He served as an Articles Editor on the Cornell Law Review and as an Associate on the Legal Information Institute Supreme Court Bulletin. Mr. Santoro was also a Charles Evans Hughes Scholar and the recipient of the Dean's Scholarship Award and Kasowitz Prize for Excellence in Legal Writing and Oral Advocacy.

Prior to law school, Mr. Santoro worked for two years as an environmental consultant. He graduated cum laude and with distinction from Yale University in 2009, where he received a BA in Environmental Studies.

Experience

  • BP in litigation arising from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
  • Manufacturing company in connection with an EPA-state multifacility national enforcement initiative under RCRA.
  • Manufacturing company in connection with environmental risk assessment, remediation of contaminated sites, and real estate transactions.
  • Automobile company in connection with EPA and California regulatory and enforcement matters related to air emissions.
  • Manufacturing company in connection with federal and state regulatory and enforcement matters related to per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS).

Perspectives

The Chemical Compound-October 2020
Legal Updates on High Priority Chemicals and Important Chemical-Regulatory Developments
The Chemical Compound—May 2020
Legal Updates on High Priority Chemicals and Important Chemical-Regulatory Developments
The Chemical Compound—March 2020
Legal Updates on High Priority Chemicals and Important Chemical-Regulatory Developments
The Chemical Compound–February 2020
Legal Updates on High Priority Chemicals and Important Chemical-Regulatory Developments
The Chemical Compound—October 2019
Legal Updates on High Priority Chemicals and Important Chemical-Regulatory Developments
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Credentials

Education
  • JD, Cornell Law School, 2014, cum laude
  • BA, Yale University, 2009, cum laude, with distinction
Admissions
  • District of Columbia
  • New York
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