Bob Greene joined the Cumberland faculty in 2006 after a 36 year legal career focused principally on federal and state environmental law. At Cumberland Bob teaches Environmental Law, Natural Resources, Sea/Ocean/Coastal Law, International Environmental Law, Torts, and Property.
From 1991 until 2009 Bob practiced with Bradley Arant Rose & White (now Bradley Arant Boult Cummings) where he advised clients operating municipal, commercial and industrial facilities in dealing with environmental compliance, permitting and other regulatory and enforcement matters and counseled clients with respect to environmental issues arising in merger, acquisition and financing transactions.
Prior to joining Bradley Arant, Bob served as Deputy Regional Counsel of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region IV in Atlanta, coordinating civil enforcement matters and resolving legal and policy issues. He was also a member of the region's Strategic Planning Committee and actively participated in developing EPA policy and setting agency priorities.
While in Atlanta, Bob was an adjunct professor at Georgia Tech, University of Georgia and Emory Law Schools and Emory’s School of Public Health. While practicing with Bradley Arant, Bob also taught at Cumberland as an adjunct in the early 1990s and at the University of Alabama School of Law.
In 2008 Bob was a Fulbright Scholar at the Odessa National Academy of Law in Ukraine. During his career he has been a frequent lecturer on environmental law topics at CLE programs and abroad. He has also served as Chair of the Environmental Law Sections of both the Georgia and Alabama state bars.
Bob is a graduate of Georgetown University (A.B. 1966) and the Catholic University of America (J.D. 1970).