John G. Nevius is a shareholder in the New York office of Anderson Kill and has successfully resolved and litigated a variety of legal and technical matters, most of which involve insurance coverage. He provides advice and scientific expertise on a wide range of engineering issues and has represented numerous Fortune 500 companies. Mr. Nevius has extensive experience trying or arbitrating complex environmental, telecommunications, construction, real estate and work-place safety disputes on behalf of policyholder clients. He has a broad range of legal experience, but is considered an expert on environmental insurance, including general liability, pollution legal liability (PLL); clean-up costs cap (CCP), finite risk, financial assurance and so-called pollution exclusions. Mr. Nevius is co-author with Eugene R. Anderson of a treatise on Brownfields Law and Practice involving clean up and redevelopment of contaminated real estate and the use of environmental insurance. He is also a Senior Consultant at Anderson Kill Insurance Services (AKIS), a non-legal subsidiary of the firm.
Nevius has a J.D. from Pace University School of Law with a concentration in environmental law. He has Masters degrees in Civil/Systems Engineering as well as Geology from the University of Pennsylvania. He also has a B.S. in Geology/Geophysics from the University of Connecticut.
Nevius is a Registered Professional Engineer and was a Senior Project Manager/Hydrogeologist at the U.S. EPA for more than 8 years. He has written and lectured widely on insurance coverage and environmental issues, including Brownfields and clean-up provisions of federal and state environmental laws (generally RCRA and CERCLA a/k/a Superfund). At EPA, he provided technical and enforcement support to Region III's Criminal Enforcement Branch, the Inspector General and the FBI. Mr. Nevius is the author of two Records of Decision (RODs), has testified as an expert witness in federal court and received an EPA National Excellence in RCRA Enforcement award and a Bronze Medal.
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