Projects

  • Precedent-setting results in complex multi-party litigation and settlement, including:
    • United States v. Cannons Engineering (1st Cir. 1989)
    • Caldwell Trucking v. Rexon (3rd Cir. 2005)
  • Selected as lead allocator for Cooperating Parties Group at Lower Passaic River Study Area.
  • Mediated conflicts between government and 60+ potentially responsible parties for performance of $120 million remedy at Fike/Artel Superfund site in WV
  • Assist clients and PRP groups in favorable allocations of liability in environmental disputes in AK, CA, MN, NJ, NY, MA, NH, PA, RI, TN, VT, WV and WI
  • Represented clients:
    • Housatonic River PCB sediment site in MA and CT
    • Lower Fox River PCB sediment site in WI
    • Logan Airport remediation in Boston
    • Miami International Airport remediation
    • Scores of other Superfund sites and RCRA facilities involved in corrective action, regulatory and cleanup issues
  • Expert witness:
    • Superfund site allocation with successive steel plant owners, operators
    • Allocation of contamination at municipal airport used historically for military purposes
    • Air contaminants on impacted neighborhoods impacted by multiple facilities
    • Allocation between the United States and contractors at government-owned contractor operated air force base
    • Allocation of liability for contamination at Cold War Distant Early Warning site
    • Divisibility of harm assertions based on geographical, waste type, and successor owner/operator and generator temporal distinctions
  • Deemed by Lawyers Weekly “most helpful expert” denying $25M environmental indemnification provision in purchase share agreement (1/2/2008)
  • Prepared expert reports on regulation of rail transport of hazardous material, air regulation of lead emissions from smelters and during transportation in collaboration with Gradient Corporation
  • Partnered with Camp, Dresser & McKee and Conservation Law Foundations Ventures, Inc. to manage public and regulatory stakeholder involvement in closure and decommissioning of nuclear power plants
  • Developed evaluation licenses, web portal agreements, manufacturing license, manufacturing agreements, agreements for technology development, consulting services, website development and maintenance, preferred provider, non-disclosure agreements and handled environmental and intellectual property issues in mergers and acquisitions
  • Negotiated mainframe IT outsourcing contract for major semiconductor manufacturer
  • Represented citizen groups in precedent-setting appeal of municipal sewage treatment plant permits, in citizen suit actions to enforce water quality standards, in challenges to waterfront developers’ compliance with public access requirements and in challenges to landfill and groundwater discharge permits