Scott E. MacDonald
Scott MacDonald has 25 years of experience in advising private and public companies, law firms and private equity and other financial sector clients on a broad array of environmental matters both domestically and internationally. Specific areas of expertise include risk-based multimedia investigations and remediation under RCRA, CERCLA, New Jersey’s ISRA (formerly ECRA) and other state regulatory programs; groundwater quality assessments; chemical fate and transport studies; environmental risk management through liability assessments, compliance auditing, due diligence, international finance and insurance underwriting projects, and NEPA or state-equivalent assessments; and technical and strategic support for environmental litigation matters. In the area of litigation support Scott has provided expert witness testimony on a range of issues related to the performance or non-performance of environmental obligations; the defense against claims for primary restoration and compensatory damages for groundwater in natural resource damages (NRD) litigation; private-party cost-recovery actions as related to the source, distribution and fate of soil and groundwater contamination; underground storage tanks; CERCLA cost recovery actions; and insurance coverage disputes. He earned a BA in geology from Duke University and an MA in geology from Rice University.