Seth Jaffe will be joining the EBC Climate Change and Air Committee Leadership Team. Seth has served on the EBC Board of Directors for over four years and will be a great addition to the committee’s leading team.
Seth Jaffe, Partner
Foley Hoag LLP
155 Seaport Boulevard
Boston, MA 02210
617.832.1203 // email
Seth Jaffe is recognized by Chambers USA, The Best Lawyers in America and Massachusetts Super Lawyers as a leading practitioner in environmental compliance and related litigation. He is one of the authors of the Law and the Environment Blog, which provides real-world perspectives on current developments in environmental law and regulation. Seth currently serves as the President of the American College of Environmental Lawyers.
Seth works on a wide range of environmental law issues, representing clients in the permitting/licensing of new facilities and offering ongoing guidance on permitting and enforcement related matters under federal and state Clean Air Acts, Clean Water Acts, RCRA, and TSCA. He also advises on wetlands and waterways regulation. Seth’s clients include electric and telecommunications utilities, companies in the printing and chemical industries, and education and health care institutions.
Seth has extensive experience in hazardous waste matters under federal and state Superfund laws. He has defended multiple clients in administrative or litigation proceedings brought by the government and/or private parties. He has also counseled plaintiffs seeking recovery from private parties of response costs incurred at Superfund sites. Seth also helps clients permit large development projects, including assistance with environmental reviews under NEPA and related state laws such as the Massachusetts MEPA requirements.
Seth has served as a mediator with the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection Wetlands Program. Before joining Foley Hoag, LLP he clerked for United States District Judge Walter Jay Skinner.