Paula Schauwecker is a Principal at Beveridge & Diamond, P.C. in New York, NY. Paula represents industrial manufacturing and refining companies in toxic torts, product liability suits, and suits brought under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA), the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), and other similar statutes. She is sought after for her consensus-building skills in joint defense or other multi-party groups. Paula specializes in cases concerning groundwater contamination and impacts to drinking water wells. She is an Adjunct Professor of Law at Pace Law School where she has taught courses in Land Use Law, Environmental Litigation, and Toxic Torts and she is on the editorial board for Natural Resources & Environment, the flagship publication of the American Bar Association Section of Environment, Energy & Resources. Paula served as the firm’s Diversity & Inclusion principal and Diversity & Inclusion Committee Co-Chair. She currently serves as the Corporate Secretary for the Minority Corporate Counsel Association. An avid golfer, Paula is a member of the LPGA Amateur Golf Association, a non-profit organization that supports women’s and girls’ leadership development through golf. Paula was the first woman and first openly LGBT attorney elected to shareholder in the Firm’s New York City office; she was also the first openly LGBT shareholder elected to Beveridge & Diamond’s firm-wide Management Committee. Paula served on the Board of Directors of the Victory Institute, the educational organization that supports training LGBT individuals to run for public office.
New Frontiers of Environmental and Energy Law: from Climate Change to Corporate Sustainability