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David O. Bickart

David O. Bickart

Special Counsel

Washington, DC
T: +1 202 682 3503
F: +1 202 682 3580

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  • New York University School of Law
    JD, 1969
  • Harvard College
    AB, magna cum laude, 1966
  • Georgetown University
    Adjunct Professor, 1990-present

Bar Admission(s)

  • District of Columbia
  • New York


  • District of Columbia Bar Association

David O. Bickart serves as Special Counsel in Kaye Scholer’s Washington, DC office.

David has represented a wide variety of industrial, financial, real estate and governmental clients in both governmental and private enforcement proceedings under the Clean Air Act, the Clean Water Act, RCRA, TSCA and CERCLA, as well as permitting proceedings for new facilities, including resource-recovery plants, under those laws and related state air and solid-waste laws. He has counseled clients in the environmental aspects of corporate and real estate acquisitions, frequently involving multistate facilities, and has also represented several national trade associations in connection with federal legislation, including the 1986 Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act, and the Price-Anderson Act as it relates to environmental problems at government-owned facilities.

Prior to joining Kaye Scholer in 1981, David served as Deputy General Counsel to the US Environmental Protection Agency; Deputy Assistant Director for National Advertising, Bureau of Consumer Protection, Federal Trade Commission; law clerk to Chief Justice of the United States Warren E. Burger; and law clerk to Judge Inzer B. Wyatt, US District Court, New York.

David has been an adjunct professor at Georgetown University since 1990.