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Bradley M. Campbell LLC

50 West State Street, Suite 1100
Trenton New Jersey 08608

1025 Connecticut Avenue, N.W.,
Washington D.C. 20036


Bradley M. Campbell | Edward R. Bonanno | Jennifer Danis | Gail Balph Gordon

Bradley M. Campbell

Bradley M. Campbell

Bradley M. Campbell is a nationally recognized environmental leader, currently in private practice as an attorney and consultant focused on issues involving the environment, energy, and entrepreneurship and science. His work spans a wide range, encompassing brownfield cleanup, natural resource restoration, innovative and alternative energy project development, municipal environmental projects, and general litigation.

In addition to leading the firm Mr. Campbell serves as President of Swan Creek Energy LLC and other companies. Mr. Campbell's experience at the national, regional, and state levels, coupled with achievement as an advocate, negotiator, litigator, and entrepreneur make him uniquely suited to represent our clients' most important matters.

Mr. Campbell lectures and writes regularly on major legal and policy issues, and is currently a public scholar at Monmouth University's Urban Coast Institute. He also has been a visiting professor at the University of North Carolina Law School.

In 2006, Mr. Campbell completed four years of service as Commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (DEP). In this role, Mr. Campbell successfully led major initiatives to protect water resources and reshape development. These included landmark legislation and implementing regulations to protect New Jersey's Highlands; the nation's toughest stormwater management and stream buffer rules; and a series of regulatory reforms and new financial tools to promote and finance brownfields cleanup and redevelopment. Mr. Campbell also led New Jersey's efforts to address the threat of climate change, including negotiation of a regional cap-and-trade program among northeastern states for mandatory reductions of greenhouse gas emissions from power plants, adoption of California's stringent standards for automobile emissions, and reclassification of carbon dioxide as a pollutant. Mr. Campbell also was responsible for adoption of the nation's strictest new standards for mercury and other power plant emissions, establishment of a sweeping diesel retrofit program, and revitalization of the state's environmental enforcement program. In addition, he created an innovative program to resolve natural resource damage claims that produced record recoveries and permanent protection of more than 6500 acres of watershed lands through voluntary settlements. Mr. Campbell also was the first public official in the United States to develop and adopt mandatory safeguards for chemical plant security following the attacks of September 11, 2001.

During his tenure at DEP, Mr. Campbell led statewide efforts in which New Jersey voters approved an unprecedented four environmental ballot initiatives, providing new funding for open space acquisition and parks improvements, brownfields cleanup, dam repairs, and diesel control technology.

Prior to his service at DEP, Mr. Campbell served as regional administrator of the United States Environmental Protection Agency's Mid-Atlantic region (1999-2001), where he was responsible for implementing and enforcing federal environmental laws for Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia and the District of Columbia. Earlier, Mr. Campbell spent five years as an associate director of the White House Council on Environmental Quality (1995-99), where he helped develop the Clinton Administration's initiatives on brownfields, Superfund reform, clean water, community right-to-know, and a host of other regulatory and regulatory reform issues. In this role, he negotiated a major agreement among shipping, labor, and environmental interests to end ocean dumping and accelerate harbor dredging and port development in the Port of New York and New Jersey, and crafted a cooperative program among EPA, major chemical manufacturers, and environmental groups to provide the public with basic health screening data about widely used chemicals.

Mr. Campbell is not only a nationally recognized expert on environmental law, policy and regulation, he is also an accomplished trial and appellate attorney. As an attorney with the United States Department of Justice (1990-95), he tried the seminal case on lender liability under the Superfund law (United States v. Fleet Factors), and was the lead attorney in the successful defense of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and Uruguay Round Trade Agreement. In private practice (1988-90), Mr. Campbell handled a range of commercial litigation, exempt organization, and criminal defense cases. Prior to practice, Mr. Campbell clerked for the Honorable Carl McGowan of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, and Thomas A. Flannery of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia.

Mr. Campbell is an alumnus of the University of Chicago Law School (J.D. cum laude, 1987), where he was a comment editor of the law review and a member of the Order of the Coif, and Amherst College (B.A. magna cum laude, 1983), where he was editor of the college newspaper and received both the history and journalism prizes.

Mr. Campbell is admitted to the bar in New Jersey, the District of Columbia, and Maryland.

He can be reached directly here.


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Edward R. Bonanno, Of Counsel

Edward R. Bonanno

Edward R. Bonanno joined Bradley M. Campbell LLC in 2010, after 23 years as Supervising Deputy Attorney General, Bureau Chief and Deputy Attorney General for Environmental Crimes in the New Jersey Attorney General's Office Division of Criminal Justice.

Mr. Bonanno handled and supervised the investigation and prosecution of numerous complex criminal cases involving environmental crimes, including: oil spills, chemical fires and explosions, illegal dumping, as well as, racketeering and other crimes that had adverse impacts to the State's environmental programs.

In addition to his extensive trial experience, he has argued dozens of appeals in state and federal court, authored numerous articles on environmental criminal enforcement and trained enforcement officials from across the country through the Northeast Environmental Enforcement Project and the National Association of Attorneys General.

Mr. Bonanno previously served as chair of the New Jersey State Bar Association's Criminal Law Section and holds a Bachelor's degree from Hamilton College, Magna Cum Laude-Phi Beta Kappa and a Juris Doctorate degree from Fordham Law School.

Ed brings a new strength to the firm's civil litigation and criminal practices. He will help to build the firm's capacity in compliance auditing and internal investigations and will serve in both the New Jersey and District of Columbia offices. Mr. Bonanno has been admitted to the bar in New Jersey and the District of Columbia. He can be contacted directly by email here.


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Jennifer Danis, Of Counsel

Jennifer Danis

Jennifer Danis joined the firm in 2013 and brings to the firm experience in environmental issues, litigation strategies and conservation advocacy.

Ms. Danis’ career and interest in environmental law started while clerking in the United States Department of Justice, Environment & Natural Resources Division, in the Indian Resources Section, where she researched and briefed various Native American legal issues. She worked on conflicts related to a Montana Water Compact governing the Fort Peck Reservation, as well as issues related to the Cherokee constitutional crisis.

Upon graduating law school, she was a litigator at Kirkland & Ellis in New York, where she worked on various commercial litigation matters, including intellectual property, securities fraud and contractual disputes.

Ms. Danis later worked as an attorney at the Natural Resources Defense Council on the NY/NJ Harbor Bight Project. She researched complex litigation strategies to address legacy pollution of regional waterways. Ms. Danis worked closely with toxicologists, ornithologists, herpetologists, and other experts to guide the project’s litigation strategy and advocacy agenda. She successfully advocated for preservation of 600 wetlands acres in the Hackensack Meadowlands by employing a multi-disciplinary campaign, which included litigation, political advocacy and grassroots coalition building.

Ms. Danis also serves on the Conservation and Research Committee of the New Jersey Audubon Society. She is an alumna of the University of Pennsylvania, and graduated magna cum laude from Boston University School of Law.


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Gail Balph Gordon, Of Counsel

Gail Balph Gordon

Gail Balph Gordon joined the firm in 2008 and brings to the firm extensive experience and a national reputation in government, public relations and the development of political and non-profit organizations.

Gordon's career started in the administration of Pennsylvania Governor Dick Thornburgh, where she was appointed to the Governor's Communications' Office and her portfolio included transportation and community affairs. She later served as senior vice president at Howard J. Rubenstein Associates and as director of special projects at the UST Corporation. At UST, Gordon played an instrumental role with NFL Miami Dolphin player Nick Buoniconti to create The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis, the most comprehensive spinal cord injury center in the world, based at the University of Miami.

She later served as executive director of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and headed the center's fundraising efforts and oversaw a staff of 25. After earning her law degree, Mrs. Gordon practiced as a private fundraising consultant. Among her clients were hockey legend and cancer survivor, Mario Lemieux, whom she helped to establish a charitable foundation dedicated to cancer and neonatal research. For the past three years, Gordon has served as chairperson and board member of Thornburgh Center for Law and Public Policy at the University of Pittsburgh. She served on Governor-elect Chris Christie's transition team and continues to be an active political fundraiser.

Mrs. Gordon has also served twice as a commissioner of the New Jersey Hall of Fame following appointments by New Jersey governors. She is an alumna of Carnegie-Mellon University and Duquesne University School of Law.

At the firm, Gordon's strengths have been critical in assisting clients navigate challenges before federal, state and local governments. She has substantial experience representing renewable energy developers and municipalities. Her work encompasses administrative and legislative matters as well as litigation. She can be reached directly here.


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