EBC Water Resources Committee Announces New Leadership Team Members

The EBC Water Resources Committee is excited to announce that Brian Drollette of Exponent, Eric Klein of Beveridge & Diamond PC, and Robert Melvin of Robinson+Cole have joined the Leadership Team.

Please join EBC in welcoming Brian, Eric, and Bob to the committee! Please see below for more information.

Brian Drollette, Ph.D., Senior Scientist
One Mill and Main Place, Suite 150, Maynard, MA 01754
978.461.4638  //  [email protected]

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Dr. Drollette is a senior environmental scientist in Exponent’s Environmental & Earth Sciences practice. He specializes in complex environmental chemistry problems at the nexus of empirical data and fate models. He leverages his background in environmental analytical chemistry and contaminant fate and transport analysis in a wide range of consulting areas. From contaminated site assessment to historical site reconstruction, and emerging contaminant liability evaluation to cost allocation, he advises clients on risk mitigation, regulatory compliance, and litigation matters.

Dr. Drollette applies his expertise in chemical forensics across many industries and contaminant classes, including petroleum and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), natural gas, chlorinated solvents (PCE, TCE, and degradation products), polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), dioxins and furans, per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), and metals. He has worked on cases involving large contaminated sediment CERCLA sites, petroleum refineries, offshore oil spills, manufactured gas plants (MGPs), coal ash basins, military sites, dry cleaners, and chemical distributors, among others. He also has experience applying and interpreting chemical forensic techniques paired with contaminant fate and transport models for groundwater (MODFLOW-MT3D) and oil spills (OSCAR, ADIOS).

Additionally, Dr. Drollette is an expert in advanced analytical chemistry techniques used for forensic investigations. He applies and evaluates novel analytical methods for contaminant identification in various materials such as marine fuels, drilling additives, and bulk fertilizers. He is certified in the operation and data interpretation of comprehensive two-dimensional gas chromatography (GCxGC).

Eric Klein, Principal
Beveridge & Diamond PC
155 Federal Street, Suite 1600, Boston, MA 02110
617.419.2316  //  [email protected]

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Eric is an environmental litigator in the Boston office of Beveridge & Diamond, with a national practice representing major companies and municipalities in a wide variety of matters including environmental and mass torts, class actions, and federal citizen suits under environmental statutes including the Clean Water Act, the Safe Drinking Water Act, and the Clean Air Act. His litigation practice encompasses a broad range of environmental matters, including the prosecution and defense of groundwater and site contamination cases, the defense of odor nuisance litigation class actions, PCB cost allocations, environmental white-collar defense and internal investigations, and data compensation under FIFRA, the federal pesticide statute. In particular, Eric has defended some of the most significant environmental citizen suits filed in recent times, including the largest Clean Water Act citizen suit in U.S. history, filed in Seattle against a major U.S. transportation company, and the landmark Safe Drinking Water Act litigation filed over lead in drinking water in Newark, New Jersey.

Robert Melvin, Partner
Robinson & Cole LLP
280 Trumbull Street, Hartford, CT 06103
860.275.8251  //  [email protected]

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Bob Melvin has over 20 years of experience counseling clients on brownfields, sustainability, environmental, health, and safety compliance strategies and enforcement defense, emergency response efforts, site remediation, and siting and permitting of development projects. He also represents companies and organizations in related real estate and corporate transactions, and in proceedings before agencies and courts. In his legal practice, Bob has taken advantage of his chemical engineering background and agency experience working on wastewater permitting and enforcement matters.  He has authored and spoken on several Clean Water Act topics.  A wide range of clients benefit from his services, including municipalities, water and wastewater utilities, educational institutions, and aerospace, metal finishing and other manufacturers. Bob co-chairs Robinson+Cole’s interdisciplinary Sustainability Group in addition to his leadership within the firm’s Environmental, Energy + Telecommunications Group.