Prior to joining the Firm, Sandra Calvert Nathans was associated with an insurance defense firm concentrating her practice in the areas of insurance coverage and environmental litigation. Among the highlights of her professional affiliations was her role at the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (“RIDEM”). She provided counsel to a variety of divisions within RIDEM and concentrated her practice in the areas of water quality and environmental policy, including freshwater wetlands, individual sewerage disposal systems, and water resources. She was responsible for representing RIDEM at over 80 full evidentiary hearings before an administrative law judge.
More recently, Ms. Nathans has been involved in a number of large environmental cases involving remediation at New Jersey sites including Pennsauken landfill, Passaic River/Newark Bay, Berry’s Creek Study Area, and various other contaminated locations. In addition, Ms. Nathans has assisted individual clients with issues at the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) in order to complete remediations.
As part of the Firm’s Appellate Practice Group, Ms. Nathans has submitted multiple Appellate briefs in over 10 appellate cases to the Appellate Division and in 3 appellate cases before the Supreme Court.
In her hometown of North Caldwell, New Jersey, Ms. Nathans is a chairperson for the Juvenile Conference Committee and an alternate member of the town’s Planning Board. She supports medical research for dystonia, a neurological movement disorder, as Dystonia Medical Research Foundation (DMRF)—New Jersey Chapter’s Co-President. DMRF also recognized her with a Distinguished Service Award in 2008.
She is fluent in French.
Areas of Concentration
Insurance coverage, environmental law, litigation and administrative matters with New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP); appellate practice
- Ross v. Lowitz, 218 N.J. 273 (2015) - Drafted Appellate Briefs in both Appellate Division and the Supreme Court
- He v. Miller, 207 N.J. 230 (2011) - Drafted Appellate Briefs in both Appellate Division and the Supreme Court
- Rossi v. Shea, 2012 N.J. Super Unpub. LEXIS 2208, certif. denied, 213 N.J. 386 (2013) - Prevailed at trial and on appeal in this environmental contribution litigation (2010)
- Actively involved in the representation of two companies in a complex environmental liability matter concerning the cleanup of the Newark Bay Complex (2010)