Anthony Z. Roisman

Co Author: Where State and Local Governments Fit in the Decommissioning Process

Anthony Roisman was appointed Chairman of the Public Utility Commission by Governor Phil Scott for a six-year term beginning on June 12, 2017. At the time of his appointment he was consulting with attorneys on environmental litigation, public participation before the Nuclear Regulatory Commission and state regulatory agencies, and on the admissibility of expert testimony in complex litigation. In addition to his experience with energy, he has extensive experience litigating claims for injury from exposure to toxic substances. He has also served as Senior Staff Attorney for the Natural Resources Defense Council (1977-1979), Chief of the Hazardous Waste Section and Special Litigator for Hazardous Waste in the Lands and Natural Resources Division of the U.S. Department of Justice (1979-1982), and Executive Director of Trial Lawyers for Public Justice (1982-1987). He has been an Adjunct Professor and Research Fellow in Environmental Studies at Dartmouth College and lectures frequently with the American Law Institute and others on expert witness admissibility and environmental law. He is a 1960 graduate of Dartmouth College and 1963 graduate of Harvard Law School.