Lawrence Daniels is a Licensed Professional Geologist with over 30 years of experience in environmental consulting, at both engineering/environmental consulting firms and in the insurance industry. For 20 years, Mr. Daniels provided internal environmental consulting, risk management, and engineering support services to the environmental claims and environmental underwriting divisions of Chubb and, prior to that, AIG, where Mr. Daniels founded, developed and managed for 16 years an internal environmental consulting division of the company consisting of 25 in-house engineers, geologists, and environmental scientists. During his tenure in the insurance industry, Mr. Daniels provided technical consultation, analysis, and advisement on over 500 environmental claims. Prior to his insurance industry experience, Mr. Daniels worked for 10 years at Dames & Moore (currently AECOM) as a Senior Geologist and Project Manager and prior to that was employed for three years as a Staff Geologist and Project Manager in Dynamac Corporation’s Environmental Risk Management Division.
Mr. Daniels’ areas of expertise and experience include: (1) providing technical consultation and advisement to environmental insurance claims professionals, including pollution source and timing evaluation, analysis of environmental data, assessment of contamination with respect to applicable regulatory standards and requirements, development of cost-effective site closure strategies, regulatory advocacy, emergency spill response, invoice and proposal review, remediation monitoring, remedial cost estimation and reserve analysis, cost allocation analysis, litigation support, and loss mitigation strategizing; (2) providing environmental risk analysis and loss control services for environmental insurance underwriting; and, (3) managing a wide range of environmental investigations and cleanups for both Federal (DoD) and private sector clients, including Superfund/CERCLA, RCRA, ISRA, and underground storage tank projects involving soil, groundwater, and sediment contamination.
Education & Certification
M.S., Geology, State University of New York at Stony Brook
B.A., Geology, Franklin and Marshall College