Edna Sussman

Edna Sussman

Edna Sussman

Email Address ednasussman@sussmanadr.com

Website http://www.SussmanADR.com

Professional Biography I have been involved in several broad scale stakeholder based efforts related to planning for climate change adaptation and mitigation. In that context I have dealt with issues across the full gamut of environmental concerns: energy, water, land use, transportation, solid waste, toxics, biodiversity, health impacts, and more.I have mediated many environmental and energy disputes that were already in court or arbitration. As a mediator in that context I have one goal: to help the parties settle the case and find an acceptable compromise. I do not classify myself as either "facilitative" or "evaluative", but rather am guided by the specifics of the case and the personalities of the participants. I consult with the parties in crafting the optimal process. I find it generally useful to be a reality check and assist the parties in analyzing the strengths and weaknesses of their positions and assisting them in projecting the risks, the likelihood of success, and the costs over time. Mediation is a process that I approach with patience, persistence, and sensitivity to the needs and feelings of all parties to achieve a settlement that is seen as beneficial by all.

City Scarsdale

State New York

Zip 10583

Phone 914-472-9406

Fax 914-472-8975

Federal Employee No

Total Cases Last 10 Years 20

ECR Services Provided

Policy DialoguesNew York City Panel on Climate Change2010
Facilitation of Collaboration or Conflict Resolution EffortWestchester County Global Warming Plan2008
Mediation/Assisted NegotiationEnvironmental Assessment u00a0- Bronx

Case Experience by Subject Matter

Oil and Gas ProductionWest Virginia RCRA order2012
SuperfundUnited States vs Lawrence Aviation2012
Climate ChangeNew York City Panel on Climate Change2010
Energy Issues (Including Transmission, u00a0Development and Conservation Issues)Westchester County Global Warming Plan2008
Water Management, Allocation, RightsBeacon Stormwater Management2006
Water QualityPERC Pollution - CERCLA - Brooklyn
Environmental Enforcement and PermittingEnvironmental Assessment u00a0- Bronx
Allocation of Liability for DamagesOil spill

Type of Public Decision

Compliance and enforcement actionUnited States vs Lawrence Aviation2012
Policy developmentNew York City Panel on Climate Change2010
PlanningWestchester County Global Warming Plan2008

Case Size

Cases involving u00a03 or fewer participantsWest Virginia RCRA order2012
Cases involving more than 3 but less than 15 participantsUnited States vs Lawrence Aviation2012
Cases involving 15 to 60 participantsNew York City Panel on Climate Change2010
Cases involving more than 60 participantsWestchester County Global Warming Plan2008

Case Jurisdiction/Scale

National or regionally significant casesNew York City Panel on Climate Change2010
Local/communityWestchester County Global Warming Plan2008

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