Michael SowinskiMike Sowinski is the Vice President of Terradex, a California company focusing on technology services for land activity monitoring of environmentally sensitive sites. He brings over 20 years of engineering and legal experience on environmental cleanup, environmental compliance, property redevelopment, and pollution control (i.e., CWA, RCRA) and is an expert in the niche area of "institutional controls" and long term stewardship. Prior to joining Terradex, Mike practiced environmental law where he advised and litigated on behalf of local governments and private clients on cleanup, institutional controls, brownfield, water pollution, land use, and other environmental matters. His experience also includes a career in environmental consulting where he consulted to federal and state environmental agencies, as well as private clients, on environmental cleanup and compliance matters, ranging from broad-scale program advising on cleanup program and long term stewardship issues, to site-specific brownfield redevelopment, cleanup, water pollution, and environmental compliance matters. Further, Mike has been an expert witness on institutional control issues in a federal court matter. He speaks and writes regularly on environmental cleanup, brownfield, and stewardship matters and, among other things, he recently co-authored a law review article on CERCLA liability defenses in the Virginia Environmental Law Journal. Additionally, Mike leads the ASTM "Continuing Obligation" task group. Finally, he has participated as an Industry Affiliate on the ITRC Team for "Long Term Contaminant Management Using Institutional Controls" since 2013, and in 2014 he received ITRC's Industry Affiliate Award for outstanding contributions. Mike earned both a bachelor's degree in 1991 and master's degree in 1995, in Civil and Environmental Engineering, from the University of Maryland in College Park, MD. Mike also earned a Juris Doctorate from Vermont Law School in South Royalton, VT in 1998.