Aaron Kleinbaum is the Legal Director of the Eastern Environmental Law Center. EELC is a non-profit public interest environmental law firm, located in Newark, New Jersey, working on behalf of community, environmental justice and conservation organizations to protect public health, open space, wildlife, and the natural heritage of the eastern United States.
Aaron’s varied background includes roles as an environmental, health/safety (EHS) & sustainability executive and lawyer with public agency, private law firm and corporate in-house positions. He is a licensed professional engineer in New Jersey and member of the bar in New Jersey, New York, the District Court of New Jersey and the Southern District of New York. His career grew along with major shifts in public EHS policy from command and control regulation to sustainability and environmental justice concerns. Aaron attended the Rutgers Law School–Newark. Aaron worked at the US Environmental Protection Agency in New York City, and the New Jersey Meadowlands Commission. Also, Aaron’s private law practice covered a wide range of environmental issues including advice to public and private clients in litigation and other compliance and transactional matters. Before joining EELC in 2012, Aaron served the Ingersoll Rand Company as the Vice President of EHS & Deputy General Counsel.