PFAS and Beyond: Emerging Contaminants Regulation, Litigation, Recent Science, Risks, and Liabilities
Recording of a 90-minute CLE video webinar with Q&A
This CLE course will provide environmental counsel with an overview of the recent science related to PFAS with comparisons to other emerging contaminants, discuss recent cases and recently enacted legislation that will impact the regulation and liability of these emerging contaminants, and focus on the rapidly developing regulatory environment and its impact on clients across industries.
- Emerging contaminants overview
- The science
- Sampling and analytical methods
- Sources of contamination, fate and transport, and remediation techniques
- Identifying responsible parties
- Regulatory updates
- Current and future litigation
- Risk transfer including environmental insurance
- Practical guidance
- Future trends – technical, regulatory, and legal
The panel will review these and other essential issues:
- What is the latest science behind these emerging contaminants?
- What should companies and counsel do to ensure compliance with differing state standards?
- What are the new federal regulations the EPA is considering?
- What types of legal claims are defendants facing from government and private litigation?
- What steps should environmental counsel take to minimize the litigation and regulatory risk of emerging contaminants?
Charles M. Denton
Barnes & Thornburg
Mr. Denton represents an array of clients in environmental and toxic tort litigation, enforcement defense, regulatory... | Read More
Mr. Denton represents an array of clients in environmental and toxic tort litigation, enforcement defense, regulatory compliance solutions and pollution insurance coverage disputes. His representation of industrial, municipal, institutional, educational and individual clients includes judicial and administrative environmental proceedings at the federal, state and local levels. He also represents policyholders involved in environmental coverage claim disputes and litigation with millions of dollars in the balance. In addition, Mr. Denton assists clients with managing environmental risks in commercial transactions, mergers, acquisitions and divestitures, as well as ISO 14000 environmental management systems. He advises on lender liability issues and environmental audits to assess potential facility contamination and regulatory compliance for the acquisition and financing of real estate, as well as waste management and remedial actions, environmental permits enforcement, and defense of citizens’ suits.Close
Dianne R. Phillips
Holland & Knight
Ms. Phillips concentrates her practice in litigation, regulatory, energy and environmental law. Her environmental... | Read More
Ms. Phillips concentrates her practice in litigation, regulatory, energy and environmental law. Her environmental practice focuses on brownfields redevelopment and remediation, including former military installations, former manufactured gas plants (MGPs) and vapor intrusion sites. Ms. Phillips regularly advises developers, lenders and investors in real estate transactions involving contaminated property, enforcement defense, regulatory compliance, due diligence, and complex project development and permitting matters, including those under NEPA and the NPDES, among others. She regularly advises clients – including municipalities, industry and construction contractors – subject to federal and state environmental regulation, including the TSCA, CWA, RCRA, CERCLA, and CZMA, as well as many state law counterparts. As former assistant general counsel for Suez LNG North America LLC and its wholly owned subsidiary, Distrigas of Massachusetts LLC, Ms. Phillips was involved in all aspects of regulatory compliance for the nation's oldest, continuously operating liquefied natural gas (LNG) import terminal, including safety and security.Close
Eric S. Wood, PHg, PG, LSP
Mr. Wood has more than 30 years of experience developing strategic solutions for clients that integrate with their... | Read More
Mr. Wood has more than 30 years of experience developing strategic solutions for clients that integrate with their short-term and long-term business objectives. He has directed, conducted or managed more than 2,000 hydrogeologic and contaminant investigations at industrial and commercial facilities, hazardous waste and solid waste landfills, and uncontrolled hazardous waste sites. His assignments have been conducted within the U.S. and abroad, and have included multimedia site investigations, human and ecological risk assessments, feasibility studies, remedial design and remedy implementation and optimization. His work in the U.S. has been conducted under CERCLA, RCRA, EPCRA, TSCA, CWA, CAA and several state-lead programs. Mr. Wood has additional expertise in transactional due diligence, environmental liability valuation, remedial cost estimation, cost allocation and environmental compliance. He has provided litigation support and expert witness testimony in deposition and trial on matters related to state of knowledge, standard of care, date and timing of releases, contaminant fate and transport, reasonableness and appropriateness of costs, and toxic torts.Close