Dan McKillop has more than fifteen years of experience representing corporate and individual clients in complex environmental litigations and regulatory proceedings before state and federal courts and environmental agencies arising under numerous state and federal statutes, including the New Jersey Industrial Site Recovery Act (ISRA) and Spill Compensation and Control Act (Spill Act), and the federal Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA), and Clean Air and Clean Water Acts. Dan’s additional areas of expertise include issues pertaining to federal and state Hazard Communication and Right-to-Know requirements, occupational safety and health issues, asbestos requirements, and underground storage tank regulations. Dan is also well versed in issues pertaining to environmental permitting, environmental auditing, environmental insurance, and the environmental aspects of commercial real estate and business transactions.
Among his honors and awards, Dan was selected as a New Jersey Super Lawyer / Rising Star in 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015. Dan is a Director of the New Jersey State Bar Association Environmental Law Section and serves on a variety of committees and boards, including the New Jersey Commerce and Industry Association’s Environmental Business Council steering committee and the New Jersey Law Journal Young Lawyers' Advisory Board.
Dan graduated cum laude from Pace University School of Law in 2001, where he earned certificates in both Environmental Law and International Law. During law school, he worked in the Office of the Staff Judge Advocate General at the United States Military Academy at West Point and also practiced law as a student attorney in the Pace Law School Environmental Litigation Clinic. In addition, he was a member of the law school’s Environmental Law Review, chaired Pace University's 2001 National Environmental Moot Court Competition, and led the law school's team in the 2001 International Environmental Moot Court Competition. Dan previously earned his Bachelor’s degree in Government and International Studies from the University of Notre Dame.
- Pace University School of Law (JD, cum laude, 2001)
- University of Notre Dame (B.A. 1997)
- New Jersey
- United States District Court for the District of New Jersey
- District of Columbia
- New York
- Director, New Jersey State Bar Association, Environmental Law Section
- Top Lawyers In Bergen County, 201 Magazine, 2015-2016
- New Jersey Rising Star, New Jersey Super Lawyers magazine, 2011-2015
- Member, NJSBA Renewable Energy, Cleantech and Climate Change Committee
- Steering Comittee Member, Environmental Business Council, Commerce and Industry Association of New Jersey (CIANJ)