Michael S. Giannotto

Michael S. Giannotto


Recognized since 2007

Washington, District of Columbia

Practice Areas

Litigation - Environmental

Mining Law

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Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2021 - Mining Law Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2017 - Mining Law
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Michael Giannotto is a senior partner in Goodwin Procter's Business Litigation and Environmental Groups and head of litigation for the firm’s Washington, D.C. office. Mr. Giannotto is a nationally recognized expert in environmental issues impacting domestic and international hardrock mining companies and in bankruptcy and bad faith litigation for major insurance companies. He specializes in counseling and complex litigation in several areas, including environmental law, toxic torts and insurance disputes. Mr. Giannotto has tried many cases to judgment, and has briefed and argued numerous cases before federal and state appellate courts.

Mr. Giannotto is annually recognized for his mining and environmental work by U.S. News-Best Lawyers and Chambers USA, where one client noted he “is the most knowledgeable individual anywhere when it comes to the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act and its application to mining.”

Contact & Links
  • 1900 N Street, NW
    Washington, DC 20036
  • English
  • Ethnicity: White
  • University of Pennsylvania, graduated 1975
  • Harvard University, graduated 1978
Bar Admissions
  • New Jersey, New Jersey State Bar Association
  • District of Columbia, The District of Columbia Bar
State Clerkships
  • New Jersey - Supreme Court

Headquarters: Boston, Massachusetts

154 The Best Lawyers in America® awards

151 Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch® in America awards

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Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2021 - Mining Law Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2017 - Mining Law
Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® for:
  • Mining Law, Washington, D.C. (2021)
  • Mining Law, Washington, DC (2017)
Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2024 for work in:
  • Litigation - Environmental
  • Mining Law
  • Blue Ribbon Panel appionted by Virginia Secretary of Natural Resources to evaluate the State's Water Quality Program
Additional Areas of Practice:
  • Environmental Law
  • Insurance Law
  • Natural Resources Law

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