Robin Greenwald manages Weitz & Luxenberg’s Environmental Torts and Consumer Class Action Unit. She has litigated environmental cases for the entirety of her 34-year law practice. She has served in lead counsel capacities as a federal environmental civil enforcement attorney and criminal prosecutor, and since entering private practice she has held many lead and plaintiffs’ steering committee positions.
Robin started her career with the Department of Justice for 16 years, first as Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York and then as Assistant Chief of the Environmental Crimes Section, followed by appointment as General Counsel for the Inspector General, U.S. Department of the Interior. In each position, she engaged in complex environmental litigation.
After 18 years in public service, Robin became the Executive Director of Waterkeeper Alliance, a not-for-profit water protection organization with hundreds of member programs around the world. Subsequently, she was a Clinical Professor of Law at Rutgers Law School.
Robin joined Weitz & Luxenberg in 2005. Currently she is co-lead counsel in the Roundup® MDL in San Francisco, as well as litigating thousands of cases in Missouri state courts. She is scheduled to begin trial in a 15 plaintiff Roundup case in St. Louis City in October 2019. She is also currently on the executive committee of the JCCP in Los Angeles concerning the methane gas well blow in Porter Ranch, a community in Los Angeles County. In addition, she has served leadership roles in several and non-environmental consolidated cases, including the BP Oil Spill Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee in New Orleans, the Volkswagen Defeat Device Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee in San Francisco, and co-lead of the MDL against the oil industry for contaminating the nation’s groundwater with a gasoline additive MTBE.