David Norhtrop Joins Babst Calland’s Pittsburgh Office

David Northrop joins Babst Calland as a shareholder in the Environmental Services group after spending nearly 40 years practicing law in Columbus, Ohio. His practice involves representing clients in their interactions with federal and state environmental regulatory agencies and includes client counseling and litigation. He has litigated on behalf of clients in administrative matters involving environmental permits and has defended clients in civil and criminal enforcement matters in federal and state court.

Mr. Northrop represents clients in matters involving air pollution, water pollution, solid waste, hazardous waste, and property contamination, including Superfund cases. He also counsels clients on the environmental aspects of transactions such as the acquisition or sale of businesses or property.

Mr. Northrop graduated from Allegheny College in 1970. He received his J.D., summa cum laude from The Ohio State University College of Law (now the Moritz College of Law) in 1972, and has practiced environmental law since 1973 in both the public sector and, since 1987, in private practice. His practice in the public sector was in the Ohio Attorney General’s Office, representing the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency and other Ohio environmental regulatory agencies. Mr. Northrop practiced in the Environmental Enforcement Section for ten years, including four years of service as chief of the section. He also served for four years as deputy chief counsel to the attorney general.

Mr. Northrop is admitted to practice in Ohio and Pennsylvania, as well as in the U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Northern Districts of Ohio, the Western District of Pennsylvania and the Eastern District of Kentucky, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit and the Supreme Court of the United States. He is a member of the Ohio State Bar Association.