Richard E. Ostrov

phone (518) 438-9907 (Ext. 262)
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Richard Ostrov has practiced environmental and administrative law for 37 years beginning his career with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in Washington, DC, principally working on air and Superfund cases, continuing as an associate and Of Counsel in the law firm of Rivkin, Radler, Dunne and Bath in Washington, DC, and for 28 years with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation in his last position as the Regional Attorney for the Region 4 Capital District Office where he represented the Department in the full range of Environmental Conservation Law enforcement, regulatory compliance and permitting matters. He is also an adjunct professor for the American Public University where he teaches courses online in environmental law, environmental ethics, NEPA and climate change. His areas of practice include environmental, administrative and energy law.

Bar Admissions

Massachusetts, 1980 (Inactive)
New York, 1989


Western New England University, 1980

University of Virginia, 1990

University of Pennsylvania, 1977

Skidmore College, 1975
Major: Government and Geology

Adjunct Faculty

American Public University, Graduate School – Environmental Law and Ethics, NEPA and Climate Change

Past Employment Positions

United States EPA, Office of Enforcement (Air and Superfund) (1980-1987)
Rivkin, Radler, Dunne and Bath, Associate and Of Counsel (1987-1989)
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, Office of General Counsel, Region 4, Assistant and Regional Attorney (1990-2018)

Legal Assistant Information

Brittany Bardin, 518-438-9907 x. 277