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BA, Manhattan College
JD, Pace University School of Law
Christopher Rizzo is an attorney at Carter Ledyard and Milburn LLP in New York City where he practices in the firm's litigation department and environmental practice group.
His practice includes both litigation and transactional matters that address environmental impact review, energy, climate change, historic preservation, land use, housing, parkland, hazardous substances, brownfields and water supplies. Mr. Rizzo also manages general litigation matters, often involving international contract disputes.
He and his firm have represented municipalities, state agencies and public benefit corporations in the creation and development of parkland and other protected open space areas. Mr. Rizzo's firm has also assisted various public and private entities in New York in complying with the requirements of the Northeastern states' Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative.
He provides pro-bono services to New Yorkers for Parks and the Municipal Art Society of New York, including serving on the latter's SEQRA/Climate Change committee, which worked with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation to develop guidance on assessing climate change as part of environmental impact review. Mr. Rizzo is also working with Deloitte LLP on studying ways to promote sustainability in the U.S. hotel and hospitality industry.
He is a graduate of Manhattan College where he studied political science and biology and Pace University School of Law where he participated in the environmental law certificate program. Mr. Rizzo is admitted to the bars of New York, New Jersey and Washington DC.