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Carol A. Casazza Herman
(Climate Change and Corporate Practice)
BA, Rutgers University
JD, Hofstra University School of Law
Carol Casazza Herman is the founder and managing director of Casazza Herman, LLC which provides analysis and advice to business, public interest, and academic organizations in the areas of environmental policy and sustainability programs.
Prior to forming her firm, Carol was Vice President, Environment, Health and Safety and Assistant General Counsel, at Pfizer Inc. where she managed the company's worldwide environment, health and safety (EHS) program. In that capacity, she led a multi-disciplinary team of technical, legal and medical professionals who supported the business in the areas of EHS compliance assurance, operational support, and stakeholder interactions. Previously at Pfizer, she headed the company's EHS Legal Practice Group and provided counsel on local, national and international legal issues in the context of business transactions, regulatory compliance, and policy advocacy. She also represented the pharmaceutical industry in the development of international environmental policy and has chaired the trade association's international environmental policy work group.
Carol started her career more than 25 years ago at the United States Environmental Protection Agency where she held positions first as an Environmental Scientist and then as an Assistant Regional Counsel in Region 2. She earned her undergraduate degree in ecology from Rutgers College of Rutgers University and her Juris Doctorate from Hofstra University School of Law. Her public interest work includes membership of the boards of the Environmental Law Institute, Westchester Chapter of the New York League of Conservation Voters and a local environmental education not for profit. She serves her community as Chair of the Larchmont Committee on the Environment and member of the Westchester County Sustainability Forum Committee. In addition, Carol is presently Project Counsel for New York University School of Law and New York Law School's joint environmental policy reform initiative -- "Breaking the Logjam: Environmental Reform for the New Congress and Administration" where her responsibilities included outreach to Washington, DC and New York-based policy makers.