Jacob Hollinger handles complex litigation matters for energy, manufacturing and financial sector clients. He also advises a broad range of companies on environmental compliance, permitting and risk management, especially in the context of renewable energy projects and industrial company acquisitions. Prior to joining McDermott, Jacob was an Assistant Attorney General for the State of New York and a high-ranking environmental enforcement attorney for the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Jacob’s recent commercial litigation matters include representing an energy company in a bankruptcy-related corporate governance dispute and a global fuel supply company in a multi-million dollar contract dispute. He also currently represents a publically traded manufacturing company in ongoing Superfund litigation. Jacob’s environmental matters, in and out of government, have involved engines, fuels, power plants, refineries, chemical plants, landfills, solar installations, waste-to-energy operations, wind farms, renewable fuel identification numbers and tradeable emission credits. Jacob was the top ranking Clean Air Act enforcement attorney for EPA Region 2 before joining McDermott and has handled over 200 Clean Air Act matters.



  • Lead defense counsel for an energy company in a major Renewable Fuel Standard enforcement action, resolved for a fraction of the defendant’s alleged economic benefit
  • Represented a major international fuel supply company in favorably resolved commercial contract litigation
  • Lead discovery counsel for a financial services firm in a major employment dispute, resolved with a favorable arbitration ruling

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  • Legal 500 US 2017
  • While at EPA, received a Hurricane Sandy Response & Recovery Award for “outstanding and exceptional response and recovery efforts in the face of one of the most devastating storms in Region 2’s history”

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  • Energy Bar Association
  • New York State Bar Association
  • New York City Bar Association
  • Federal Bar Council


New York University School of Law, JD, 1997
New York University Graduate School of Arts & Sciences, MA, 1997
Swarthmore College, BA, with high honors, 1991

District of Columbia
New York

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Jacob Hollinger

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