Casey J. Snyder
Area of Emphasis
Casey Snyder is an associate in the Environmental Group of Babst Calland. Mr. Snyder has experience with various federal, state, and local environmental regulations, including assisting clients with regulatory issues affecting the oil and gas industry and industrial sites. As part of his practice, he leverages his environmental insight to track and evaluate recent national and state-specific developments regarding climate change, including policy, law and regulation, litigation, and research. In addition to experience with the principal environmental laws, he serves as environmental counsel for clients in transactions involving large industrial sites. Mr. Snyder also conducts technical and legal research for major class action challenges alleging environmental exposures, including heavy metals.
Mr. Snyder graduated from the Pennsylvania State University in 2015, where he received a B.A. in History and a minor in Anthropology. He spent two summers assisting Penn State’s Archaeological Field School as a field technician.
Mr. Snyder earned his law degree, cum laude, from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law, where he graduated with a Concentration in Energy and Environmental Law in 2018. He was the recipient of a Dean’s Scholarship and the William Wallace Booth Memorial Scholarship. Mr. Snyder served as a Senior Topics Editor for the University of Pittsburgh Law Review. He also competed in West Virginia University College of Law’s National Energy and Sustainability Moot Court Competition, and received first place in the Lawyers’ Committee for Cultural Heritage Preservation Writing Competition. Mr. Snyder also was an active member of Pitt Law’s Innovation Practice Institute.
While in law school, Mr. Snyder worked as an intern for the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, as research assistant for a legal writing professor, and as a student assistant to the University of Pittsburgh Art Gallery where, he drafted conservation policy and assisted with managing collections.
Memberships and Affiliations
Mr. Snyder is admitted in Pennsylvania and is a member of the Allegheny County, Pennsylvania and American Bar associations. He is an active member of the Arts and the Law Committee of the Allegheny County Bar Association. Mr. Snyder is also a member of the Lawyers’ Committee for Cultural Heritage Preservation. In addition to these memberships, he serves as a mentor to first year law students at Pitt Law and as a guest judge for Pitt Law’s team competing in WVU College of Law’s National Energy and Sustainability Moot Court.
- Co-Presenter, Webinar: “Regulatory Relief?: Federal and State Environmental Responses to the COVID-19 National Emergency,” Energy and Mineral Law Foundation, July 15, 2020.
- Co-Author, “Revised DEP policy would expand the scope of projects requiring PHMC review,” The PIOGA Press, February 2020.
- Co-Author, “Council on Environmental Quality Proposes Amendments to NEPA Regulations,” The Legal Intelligencer, January 30, 2020.
- Co-Author, “EPA’s Draft Study of Produced Water Management in the Oil and Gas Industry,” The Legal Intelligencer, June 6, 2019.
- Co-Author, “Pennsylvania climate change initiatives,” The PIOGA Press, February 2019.
- Snyder, Casey J., “Law, Cultural, and Climate Change in the United States,” 36 Pace Envtl. L. Rev. 95 (2018).
- Snyder, Casey J., “The Hardship in History: How One Forgotten Theater Could Change Historic Preservation in Pennsylvania. . . But for Better or Worse?,” 80 U. Pitt. L. Rev. (2018).
Casey J. Snyder
B.A. in History, Pennsylvania State University, '15
J.D., University of Pittsburgh School of Law, cum laude, '18