Andrew Davis

Andrew Davis

Adjunct Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies

B.S., Trinity College
M.S., Ph.D., University of Massachusetts at Amherst
J.D., George Washington University


Environmental studies

Environmental law and policy

Marine pollution

Andrew N. Davis is associated with the College's Goodwin Niering Center for the Environment. Davis is a partner in the Real Estate, Environmental and Land Use Practice Group in the Hartford office of Shipman & Goodwin LLP, where he leads the environmental practice. He counsels diverse public and private clients in transactional, permitting, compliance and enforcement matters under federal and state health and safety, hazardous waste, air and water pollution, site development and property transfer laws.

He is associated with the Goodwin-Niering Center for the Environment, one of the College's five centers for interdisciplinary scholarship.

He has gained a national reputation in numerous high profile matters, providing environmental support in domestic and cross-border energy, corporate and real estate transactions. His work encompasses developing and negotiating deal documents, conducting environmental due diligence, and working with buyers, sellers, developers, investors, energy companies, and engineering firms to develop and utilize environmental insurance and other risk transfer mechanisms to creatively manage environmental concerns and close deals involving contaminated properties (including in the bankruptcy context).

Andrew also assists industry, lending institutions, developers and property owners with site assessments, environmental auditing, reporting, record keeping and other compliance obligations under various programs governing asbestos, lead, mold and other environmental/health and safety issues.

With his advanced degrees in marine science, he has also developed an international reputation in the area of oil spills and natural resource damages, representing some of the world's largest shipping companies and their insurers in several marine casualty events throughout the United States, including most recently in the Gulf of Mexico, northern Atlantic (Buzzards Bay) and Pacific (Puget Sound) Oceans, and in international waters.

Andrew also practices in the area of climate change, providing strategic advice to insurance and energy clients regarding potential risks and opportunities associated with global warming, including with respect to potential liability and new product development, as well as advising publicly-traded companies on SEC environmental disclosure obligations. Davis is the author of numerous scientific and environmental law articles and chapters and has written two books: The Home Environmental Sourcebook: 50 Environmental Hazards to Avoid When Buying, Selling or Maintaining a Home (Owl Books/Henry Holt & Co., 1996) and ISO 14001 - Meeting Business Goals Through an Effective Environmental Management System (Simon & Schuster/Bureau of Business Practice, 1998).

He serves as a director and in other advisory capacities for several environmental organizations (including on the Executive Committee for the University of Connecticut School of Business Real Estate Center Council) and is a frequent speaker domestically and internationally on a variety of environmental topics.

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Majoring in Environmental Studies.

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270 Mohegan Ave.
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