Waste and Contamination

Energy, Environment and Natural Resources

Key Contacts

Experience

  • Serving as lead counsel for defense groups in three major CERCLA proceedings and continuing to represent clients with significant CERCLA exposure nationally, including matters in New England, California, Florida, Missouri, New York and New Jersey.
  • Assisting a national renewable energy developer on all aspects associated with the permitting, development, financing, construction and sale of utility-scale solar generation facilities located on Superfund and state-listed brownfield sites in the United States, including the first and largest solar project to be developed on a Superfund site in the northeast, which received a development achievement award from the EPA.
  • Providing strategic regulatory advice and litigation defense regarding the expansion of a publicly controversial waste management facility, including navigating complex overlapping legal and political issues and environmental regulatory proceedings under siting and environmental impact statutes and regulations, and managing appeals and potential litigation under state Superfund and federal hazardous waste statutes.
  • Representing a state agency in a series of proceedings before a state utility board regarding an application to relicense a controversial nuclear energy facility and subsequent petitions regarding the decommissioning of the facility, including analyzing and advising on low- and high-level waste disposal, storage and transport; coordinating work with teams of technical and economic experts; litigating multiple rounds of hearings before a quasi-judicial expert panel; representing the client regarding post-closure and waste storage/disposal issues; and overseeing ongoing proceedings regarding the sale of the facility.
  • Advising one of the world's largest consumer goods companies on contamination and Superfund matters.
  • Providing counseling and litigation to a large defense contractor on environmental legal and compliance matters, including Clean Water Act issues, resolution of a contaminated property cost recovery claim, and evaluation of a potential cost recovery case.
  • Negotiating the settlement of CERCLA liability at a federally owned site on behalf of a government contractor that provided services at the facility.
  • Representing an international oil and gas company in litigation regarding the remediation of chemical dumping at a New Jersey river, one of the largest cleanups in the United States.
  • Defending a former leaseholder against claims of liability for historical contamination at commercial property in Massachusetts.
  • Representing a biotechnology company in connection with cost recovery and property contamination claims, both defensive (against the US Air Force and Department of Justice) and offensive (against the former site owner).