Elizabeth M. Morss

phone (518) 438-9907 (Ext. 232)
fax (518) 438-9914
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Elizabeth M. Morss (Of Counsel) has been practicing environmental law for over 30 years, providing counsel to small, mid-sized and large industrial clients on compliance with federal, state and local environmental laws, with an emphasis on air, hazardous waste, water and bulk storage issues. In that capacity, she regularly answers inquiries from clients concerning environmental law questions and drafts and/or reviews permit applications, variance requests, and other similar documents. She also monitors developments in New York State and federal environmental law, prepares newsletters and bulletins, and assists clients in preparing comments on pending regulations, legislation and guidance. Over the years, she has developed training and compliance materials, including environmental procedures, for various clients, including a major New York utility. Ms. Morss became of counsel at Young/Sommer LLC in 2000 after ten years as an environmental attorney with the Albany law firm of Whiteman Osterman & Hanna. She is co-author of the Clean Air Act Handbook: A Practical Guide to Compliance, a Thomson Reuters publication.

Bar Admissions

New York, 1988


New York University School of Law, New York, New York, 1987
J.D., Doctor of Jurisprudence
Law Review: Editor-in-Chief, Annual Survey of American Law, 1986 – 1987

University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1982
B.A., Bachelor of Arts
Honors: Magna Cum Laude

Simons Rock Early College, Great Barrington, Massachusetts, 1980
A.A., Associate in Arts
Honors: With Distinction

Published Works

Federal Enforcement Under the Clean Air Act, American Bar Association, Environmental Litigation, 1999
Clean Air Act Handbook: A Practical Guide to Compliance, Thomson Reuters, 2010-2023

Classes/Seminars Taught

New York Water Regulation, Halfmoon Seminars, 2011
Environmental Regulation in New York, Institute of Business Law, 1997
Title V Clean Air Act Compliance, Business Council of New York State, Inc., 1995
Environmental Regulation, Executive Enterprises, 1992 – 1994

Professional Associations and Memberships

New York State Bar Association, 1988 – Present, Member
New York State Bar Association, Environmental Law Section, 1993 – 2008, Member

Past Employment Positions

Whiteman Osterman & Hanna, Of Counsel, 1989 – 1999
Albany Law School, Legal Writing Instructor, 1988 – 1989
Sidley & Austin, Associate, 1987 – 1988

Legal Assistant Information

Tracy Poole, 518-438-9907 x. 221