Jeffrey M. Casaletto and Margaret Raymond-Flood, Members of law firm Norris McLaughlin, P.A., have both been appointed as Co-Chairs of their respective practice groups.
“I am grateful for this opportunity and I look forward to leading this group of talented environmental attorneys at Norris McLaughlin,” said Casaletto, who will co-chair the firm’s Environmental Law Practice Group.
Raymond-Flood, who will co-chair the Litigation Practice Group, also commented, “I am honored that my colleagues have chosen me for this role, and I look forward to working with our many talented litigators to continue to build our department and service our clients.”
About the Norris McLaughlin Practice Groups
Businesses throughout the nation, and particularly in New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania, are subject to a web of federal, state, and local environmental and safety legislation and regulation that is constantly expanding in scope and complexity. The firm’s environmental law attorneys, who have been recognized by Chambers USA as a leader in New Jersey, provide a wide range of counseling and litigation services in this challenging area.
The Norris McLaughlin Litigation Practice Group represents individual and business clients in a wide variety of industries and personal matters in state and federal courts in the United States and in domestic and international arbitrations. Through domestic and international legal networks, Norris McLaughlin’s geographic reach is extensive. The technical and industry-specific experience, knowledge of courts and judges, and trial and appellate experience of the firm’s litigators, combined with the strengths and skills of other practice groups, deliver the exceptional service clients expect.
About Jeff Casaletto
Casaletto concentrates his practice on environmental law. He represents and counsels clients in a wide range of industries, including commercial and residential developers, chemical and industrial manufacturers, and commercial business owners. He maintains a results-oriented approach to each environmental issue to achieve the client’s goals and objectives. Casaletto assists clients in resolving issues related to site remediation, due diligence, solid and hazardous waste disposal, solid waste utilities, regulatory compliance, permitting, Brownfields redevelopment, and cleanup cost recovery. He also has experience handling matters involving CERCLA, RCRA, EPCRA, and OPA. He has negotiated removal orders, EPCRA/OPA settlements, and cost recovery for removal and remedial actions.
Prior to joining Norris McLaughlin, Casaletto was Assistant Regional Counsel and the 2002 Michael F. Vaccaro Honors Fellowship Attorney at the U.S. EPA Region III, where he focused on Superfund matters. Before that, he was a judiciary law clerk for the Honorable Vincent LeBlon and the Honorable Dennis V. Nieves in Middlesex County, New Jersey. While attending law school, he was a legal intern at the Pace Environmental Litigation Clinic and the Environmental Defense Section of the U.S. Department of Justice, Environment and Natural Resources Division.
Casaletto served as an elected councilman for the Borough of Stockton. During his term, he was appointed by Mayor Stephen Giocondo to the Stockton Planning Board as Council Liaison and to several committees for the community of Stockton, including finance, personnel, and water and sewer.
Casaletto has been ranked in the Environment section by Chambers USA, one of the oldest and most prestigious legal listings in the world. He earned his J.D. from The Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University, formerly known as Pace Law School, cum laude, and his M. Eng. degree in Environmental Engineering and B.S. in Civil Engineering from The Pennsylvania State University.
About Margaret Raymond-Flood
Raymond-Flood devotes her practice to general litigation with an emphasis on complex commercial matters. She appears in the federal and state courts of New Jersey, as well as the federal courts of other jurisdictions. Raymond-Flood also has considerable experience in the defense of environmental litigation. She also serves as panel counsel in a variety of professional liability claims, including legal, medical, and environmental matters.
Raymond-Flood has extensive litigation experience, including pretrial procedure, motion practice, and taking and defending depositions of corporate representatives, employees, and expert witnesses throughout the country. She has tried complex matters on both the state and federal levels and used state-of-the-art technology as part of her trial preparation and presentation. In addition, Raymond-Flood has spoken at seminars dealing with a variety of insurance-related topics and trial presentation.
Raymond-Flood is Chair of the firm’s Response to Electronic Discovery and Information (“REDI”) Group, an interdisciplinary team that helps clients with the identification, preservation, collection, review, and production of massive amounts of electronically stored information required by federal and state court rules. She authors and presents extensively on this topic as well.
Raymond-Flood is a member of the Norris McLaughlin Women’s Forum Steering Committee and serves as Risk Manager for the firm. She earned her J.D. from Seton Hall University School of Law in 1991 and her B.A., magna cum laude, from Seton Hall University in 1988.
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