The Environmental Practice Group has broad experience in trial and appellate courts, including experience in litigating challenges to “junk science” under Daubert and similar precedents. We have also appeared before federal, state and local administrative bodies in connection with permitting legally mandated environmental response actions and other enforcement and regulatory matters, including supplemental environmental projects.
Our environmental litigators handle multi-party “Superfund” litigation, cost recovery cases, transaction or contract-related environmental claims, governmental enforcement proceedings and insurance coverage litigation (on behalf of policyholders). In addition, we represent several Fortune 100 companies in the defense of mass toxic tort claims, either on behalf of individual defendants or as joint common counsel.
We frequently assist our clients in connection with court or agency-supervised privately arranged arbitrations, mediations or other ADR proceedings, including allocation proceedings among multiple PRPs. We strive to provide our clients with forceful and effective courtroom advocacy, while at the same time recognizing the business focus for our clients, including the need for creative and cost-saving solutions to environmental disputes.