Christine LaRocca is Staff Attorney for the New Jersey Highlands Council, specializing in environmental, land use and real estate law.  

Prior to joining the Highlands Council, Christine spent more than a decade in various in-house and business roles at a large consumer products company. She provided counsel on all aspects of environmental and safety compliance and managed numerous complex site remediation and Superfund projects throughout the United States. In her most recent role with the company, Christine had overall responsibility for administering safety programs across North America and also managed the internal corporate safety, health and environmental compliance audit program.

Christine’s experience also includes a number of years in private practice, most recently at Riker Danzig Scherer Hyland & Perretti, LLP in Morristown  as a member of the Environmental Practice Group. Prior to becoming a lawyer, she spent many years as an environmental professional at Bergen County Utilities Authority, the third largest municipal wastewater treatment authority in New Jersey.  

Christine has a B.S. from Rutgers University in Environmental Science, a M.S. in Public Health from the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill, and a J.D. from Pace University School of Law (now the Elisabeth Haub School of Law), where she served as an editor of the Environmental Law Review and earned a Certificate in Environmental Law.  She is admitted to practice law in New Jersey and New York.  She is also a member of the Justice Stewart Pollack Environmental American Inn of Court.