Ria  Rana

Ria Rana



Practice Groups

Ria Rana is an associate in Goldberg Segalla’s Environmental Practice Group. Ria counsels her clients on complex environmental regulatory and compliance matters and litigates environmental and toxic tort disputes in state and federal courts throughout New York and New Jersey. Ria offers clients in-depth knowledge of state and federal environmental statutes and regulations, including the Clean Water Act, National Environmental Policy Act, Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA), Endangered Species Act, and Clean Air Act.

Ria has particular experience in the issuance and extension of construction permits and the validity of PSD and NPDES permits. She has worked on various property law issues with a heavy focus on Superfund. Her background includes working for the Environmental Protection Agency and drafting administrative orders for environmental enforcement and permitting proceedings. Ria also has experience in agricultural and animal welfare issues. 

Ria participates in the broader conversation around environmental law and business practices by publishing widely on environmental topics such as pesticide use, water contamination, and agency rulemaking. Ria also regularly writes on emerging environmental issues impacting the regulated industry on Goldberg Segalla's Environmental Law Monitor, the firm’s weekly environmental blog publication.

Ria has been an active member of environmental law committees and sections of the American Bar Association, New York State Bar Association, and New York City Bar Association. After graduating from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, Ria attended the Emory University School of Law.

Professional Affiliations
  • American Bar Association, Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources
  • New York State Bar Association, Environmental and Energy Law Section
  •      Programming Co-Chair, Environmental Law Section Annual Meeting, Winter 2017
  • New York City Bar Association, Environmental Law Committee
  •      “Greening the Courts” Subcommittee
Admitted to Practice
  • New York
  • New Jersey
  • U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York
  • Emory University School of Law, J.D., 2012
  • University of Tennessee, B.A., 2007
Publications and Presentations
  • Co-Author, “A Lower Bar for Calif. Agencies in Hazardous Waste Cases,” Law360, February 5, 2018
  • Contributor, “Development and Redevelopment of Gas Station Properties,” Environmental Law in New York, Vol. 28, No. 11, November 2017
  • Author, “New DEC Rule Impacts Handling and Storage of Anti-Stain and Grease Agent PFOA,” Harris Beach Legal Alert, May 30, 2017
  • Author, “EPA’s Enhanced Testing Authority Allows for More Meaningful Regulation of Chemical Substances,” Pesticides, Chemical Regulation, and Right to Know Newsletter, Vol. 18, No. 1, by the American Bar Association (ABA), September 2016
  • Author, “Addressing Lead Contamination of Drinking Water in New York State,” The New York Environmental Lawyer, Vol. 36, No. 2, September 2016
  • Author, “Crude Oil on the Horizon: Addressing the Risks of Barge Transport of Bakken Crude Oil,” Environmental Law in New York, Vol. 26, No. 12, December 2015