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About Maureen F. Leary

  • June 11, 2019

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Maureen F. Leary is an Assistant Attorney General in the Environmental Protection Bureau of the New York Attorney General’s Office, where she specializes in environmental, energy, and bankruptcy litigation in State and Federal trial and appellate courts. She is admitted to practice in the States of New York and New Jersey, the United States Supreme Court, and the Circuit Courts of Appeal for the Second, Third, Fourth, and Ninth Circuits. Before joining the Attorney General’s office, she was in private practice at Wilson, Elser, Moskowitz, Edelman & Dicker, where she specialized in environmental, toxic tort and insurance litigation. She also clerked for the Honorable Robert Muir.

She is a board member of the New York State Bar Association, Environmental Law Section, where she chairs the Continuing Legal Education Committee, and the State Association of Bankruptcy Attorneys (“SABA”). In September 2013, she testified before the American Bankruptcy Institute about problems posed by 363 asset sales. She has spoken extensively on both environmental and bankruptcy issues in programs sponsored by the National Association of Attorneys General, SABA, the New York State Bar Association, the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic Environmental Enforcement Projects, the Association of State and Territorial Solid Waste Management Officials, and the New York State Attorney General’s Office. She is an avid bicyclist, skier, hiker and golfer, but is not very good at any of those activities. She has two (finally) independent children, Dylan and James, and she lives in Upstate New York with her husband, Michael, and her Hungarian Vizsla, Mason.