Companies have never been more vulnerable to environmental and toxic tort litigation. Thanks to the Internet, even the most localized cleanup effort can become global news within minutes. The ability of potential victims to network has given rise to even more class actions. Companies are facing unprecedented levels of government regulation and public scrutiny as they bring projects and products to market.
Cleaning up the legal mess as swiftly as the environment
For drinking water contamination and toxic emissions, our team will protect your interests, assets and reputation, from investigation through litigation, should the latter be necessary.
For accidents you're responsible for, we will help limit your liability to the strictest definition of the law; and fast-track a remediation plan that's in the best interests of your company, stakeholders and community. If other parties are to blame, we will staunchly protect you from unjust litigation, witch hunts and media circuses.
We have environmental and toxic tort defense down to a science
We know the ins and outs of the laws that govern environmental and toxic tort cases and the science applicable to their adjudication. At every level of local, state and federal court, including multidistrict litigation and class actions, we have resolved cases surrounding such matters as climate change, groundwater cleanup, CERCLA, RCRA, Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, products liability, Proposition 65, CEQA, natural resources and chemical exposure, to name a few.
Many of our lawyers have technical backgrounds that enable them to fully understand complex scientific issues and, when combined with their deep legal experience, to confidently go up against the best of experts, as well as stay ahead of emerging trends and spot red flags and potential liabilities. In other words: to provide counsel that is comprehensive and cost-efficient.
Besides civil litigation, we have extensive administrative and criminal practice experience. We also have backgrounds in government and have worked in harmony with government regulators and can help ensure your compliance with applicable laws and regulations, and represent you in administrative reviews and enforcement proceedings. We are never afraid to challenge an unfair regulation or to argue that an agency overstepped its jurisdictional authority or misinterpreted the law.
Who we work with
Our clients include:
- Electric, gas and water utilities
- Energy companies
- Hospitals and medical centers
- Laboratory diagnostic companies
- Oil refiners