Prior to joining Schenck Price, Sandra Calvert Nathans was associated with an insurance defense firm, concentrating her practice in the areas of insurance coverage and environmental liability and coverage 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.
Since joining the firm in 2008, Sandra 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, Martin Aaron Superfund Site in Camden, NJ and various other contaminated locations. In addition, Sandra 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, Sandra has submitted multiple briefs in over 25 appellate cases to the Appellate Division and in five appellate cases before the Supreme Court.
She participates in the New Jersey Environmental Inns of Court as well as the Appellate Practice Special Committee of the New Jersey Bar.
In her hometown of North Caldwell, NJ, Sandra has served as an alternate member of the town’s Planning Board for the past eight years. 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.
- Presenter, "Natural Resource Damages," Environmental Inns of Courts, February 6, 2019
- Panelist, Insurance Law Committee of the New Jersey State Bar Association, panel on the status of the Passaic River and Berry's Creek cleanup activities, litigation and potential coverage issues, January 31, 2019
- Member, New Jersey Women Lawyers Association
- Former Counsel, Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management
- Member, New Jersey Environmental Inns of Court
- Chairperson, Juvenile Conference Committee, North Caldwell, New Jersey
- Recipient, Distinguished Service, DMRF (2008)
- Alternate Member, North Caldwell Planning Board
- Deacon, First Presbyterian Church, Caldwell
- Matejek v. Watson, 449, N.J. Super 179 (App. Div. 2017)
- Sterling Laurel Realty, LLC v. Laurel Gardens Co-Op, Inc. 444 N.J. Super 470 (App. Div. 2016)
- Conn v. Rebostillo, 444 N.J. Super 349 (App. Div. 2016)
- Ross v. Lowitz, 218 N.J. 273 (2015) - 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)
- Represented two companies in a complex environmental liability matter concerning the cleanup of the Newark Bay Complex (2012)
- Involved in environmental coverage matters involving feeral litigation concerning the Lower Passaic River and Berry's Creek Study Area