CERCLA Settlements and PRP Intervention: Protecting PRP Interests in Contribution and Cost-Recovery Process
Recording of a 90-minute CLE webinar with Q&A
This CLE webinar will provide counsel advising parties in a contaminated site cleanup with guidance on both protecting the interests of settling PRPs and, on the other hand, protecting the contribution interests of non-settling potentially responsible parties (PRPs).
- CERCLA settlements
- Standards for review
- Settlement incentives
- How do private party settlements differ?
- Protection against future claims
- PRP intervention rights
- Intervention rights of non-settling PRPs
- Potential implications of intervention
- Best practices
- When should a PRP settle?
- Interacting with other PRPs
- How should non-settling PRPs address the settling parties’ consent decree?
The panel will review these and other key issues:
- How can a settling PRP minimize the risk of future claims?
- What can a non-settling party do to minimize the risk of disproportionate liability?
- Under what circumstances should a PRP seek to participate in a settlement?
- What strategies should PRPs employ to protect their contribution interests in settlements to which they are not a party?
Albert M. Cohen
Loeb & Loeb
Mr. Cohen's practice includes complex environmental cases and transactions involving soil and groundwater... | Read More
Mr. Cohen's practice includes complex environmental cases and transactions involving soil and groundwater contamination, hazardous waste, CEQA and NEPA, water law and other aspects of environmental law. He handles substantial matters in areas such as Superfund, private cost recovery, environmental impact analysis, regulatory takings, water laws and environmental compliance.Close
Jillian C. Kirn, Esq.
Ms. Kirn focuses her practice on environmental and energy matters. She represents clients in litigation in state and... | Read More
Ms. Kirn focuses her practice on environmental and energy matters. She represents clients in litigation in state and federal courts and works on behalf of developers and corporations in connection with the acquisition, transfer, financing, and sale of contaminated real estate, including complex project redevelopments and environmental liability transfers. Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Kirn handled air, waste and toxics enforcement matters in the U.S. EPA’s Office of Regional Counsel in Seattle.Close
Suzanne Ilene (Shoshana) Schiller
Manko Gold Katcher & Fox
Ms. Schiller handles a wide range of commercial disputes with particular experience in real estate development,... | Read More
Ms. Schiller handles a wide range of commercial disputes with particular experience in real estate development, leasing, environmental and land use matters. She tries jury and non-jury cases in federal and state courts and appears before administrative agencies, hearing boards and appellate courts throughout the country. She represents PRPs, challenges regulatory rules issues by the EPA, and pursues environmental cost recovery actions, among other things.Close