Emerging Environmental Toxic Tort Liabilities

Effective Strategies for Avoiding Exposure, Managing Litigation, and Minimizing Damages

Recording of a 90-minute CLE webinar with Q&A

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Conducted on Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Course Materials


Private toxic torts lawsuits are on the rise - with increasingly large damages and settlement awards. Some accuse the plaintiffs' bar of seeking these huge awards by playing more on the public’s fear of environmental concerns and its suspicion of large companies than on strong causation or evidence of harm.

Companies can and should take steps to arm themselves against complex toxic tort claims that may expose them to high damages and expensive litigation.

Listen as our authoritative panel examines strategies for companies to limit and manage the risks of such claims – and to defend their interests both before and during toxic tort litigation.



The panel will review these and other key questions:

  • What are the best practices for companies with potential toxic tort liability issues in dealing with existing remediation sites?
  • What are the innovative defense strategies for companies currently facing toxic tort litigation?
  • What are the elements of an effective toxic tort due diligence and risk management program to avoid or minimize future claims?


Robert W. Loewen
Robert W. Loewen
Gibson Dunn & Crutcher

He is a member of the firm's Litigation Department. He focuses on general business litigation, with subspecialties that...  |  Read More

Reed D. Rubinstein
Reed D. Rubinstein
Greenberg Traurig

He concentrates on environmental and administrative law and handles matters involving development, implementation, and...  |  Read More

David C. Allen
David C. Allen
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld

He is the partner in charge of the L.A. office and he focuses his practice on toxic tort litigation and product...  |  Read More