Susan Amron

Lecturer in Law


Susan E. Amron is Chief of the Environmental Law Division of the New York City Law Department and has practiced environmental law for the City for more than 20 years.  As the City’s chief environmental lawyer, Ms. Amron counsels City agencies about the requirements of federal, state, and local environmental and land use laws and represents the City as both a plaintiff and a defendant in litigation involving a broad range of environmental and land use laws.  She is experienced in a wide variety of core municipal environmental issues including environmental impact review, creation and use of parkland, protection of drinking water, climate change resiliency, wastewater collection and treatment, hazardous materials management and brownfield remediation, and groundwater contamination.  Before joining the New York City Law Department, Ms. Amron spent six years as a litigation associate at Willkie Farr & Gallagher.

Ms. Amron received her B.A. from Yale University in 1980 and her J.D. from Columbia University Law School in 1984, where she was at editor for the Journal of Law and Social Problems.