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Robin L. Greenwald

Robin L. Greenwald

Weitz & Luxenberg P.C.

New York City, NY, USA


Robin Greenwald manages Weitz & Luxenberg’s Environmental Tort and Consumer Class Action Unit. She has held this position since 2005. Ms. Greenwald has extensive knowledge and experience managing and trying complex mass and class litigation.

Ms. Greenwald began her career as an Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York, where she served for 11 years. As an AUSA, she prosecuted both civil and criminal cases, with a focus on environmental prosecutions. She next joined the Department of Justice in Washington, D.C. as an Assistant Chief of the Environmental Crimes Section. In 1999, Ms. Greenwald was appointed as General Counsel for the Inspector General, U.S. Department of the Interior. 

Ms. Greenwald left government service after 19 years to become the Executive Director of Waterkeeper Alliance, an international water protection advocacy not-for-profit organization. Following Waterkeeper Alliance, Ms. Greenwald became a Clinical Professor of Law at Rutgers Law School – Newark. 

For the past 12 years, Ms. Greenwald has led Weitz & Luxenberg’s environmental and consumer class action litigations. She has held leadership positions in numerous national mass tort and class action cases, including the BP Oil Spill MDL, the GM Ignition Switch MDL, the recent Volkswagen Defeat Device MDL, and the MDL against Monsanto on behalf of people who used its herbicide Roundup and suffer from non-Hodgkins lymphoma. She also served as lead counsel for the MDL against the petroleum industry for contaminating the nation’s groundwater with a gasoline additive called MTBE. Ms. Greenwald also currently is co-lead counsel in a data breach class action consolidated action against a Blue Cross Blue Shield affiliate Excellus Health Plan, Inc., pending in the Northern District of New York. 

Ms. Greenwald earned her Juris Doctorate from the University of Illinois College of Law, Champaign-Urbana, in 1982. She was a member of the University of Illinois Law Review, where she also served as Senior Editor. She was admitted to practice in the State of Illinois in 1982.
Robin L. Greenwald is associated with the following items:
Web Segment  Web Segment Parallel Civil Proceedings - Government Investigations 2018: Investigations Arising From Data Breach and Privacy Concerns and Parallel Proceedings, Wednesday, February 14, 2018
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio Parallel Civil Proceedings - Parallel Civil Proceedings, Wednesday, February 14, 2018
Transcripts  Transcripts Parallel Civil Proceedings - Parallel Civil Proceedings, Wednesday, February 14, 2018
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg Parallel Civil Proceedings - Parallel Civil Proceedings, Wednesday, February 14, 2018
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs Government Investigations 2018: Investigations Arising From Data Breach and Privacy Concerns and Parallel Proceedings, Tuesday, February 20, 2018, New York, NY
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