PFAS: State Regulation, Private Litigation, Updated Scientific Analysis, 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, regulatory developments, and practical guidance assessing risks and liabilities related to per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). Discussion will include recent precedent-setting cases and developing legislation and regulations that will impact PFAS investigations, remediation, and potential liability.
- PFAS overview
- Recent science
- State regulation of PFAS
- Practical guidance: assessing risks and liabilities
- Future trends
The panel will review these and other essential issues:
- What is the latest science regarding PFAS?
- What should companies and counsel do to ensure compliance with differing state standards for PFAS?
- What new federal regulation of PFAS is EPA considering?
- What types of legal claims are PFAS defendants facing from government and private litigation?
- What steps should environmental counsel take to minimize the litigation and regulatory risks of PFAS?
Russ Abell, PG, LSP
Sanborn Head & Assoc.
Mr. Abell has over 20 years of experience nationally focusing on hydrogeology and fate and transport analysis. His... | Read More
Mr. Abell has over 20 years of experience nationally focusing on hydrogeology and fate and transport analysis. His experience includes consulting expert roles for fate and transport analysis in retail petroleum sites, product liability matters, and chlorinated solvent plume sites in overburden and fractured bedrock settings. Mr. Abell’s recent focus includes fate and transport analysis of PFAS in groundwater impacting municipal public water supply wells and remedial design to address PFAS-contaminated groundwater. He holds a B.A. in geology from Amherst College and an M.S. in geology from Virginia Tech University. Mr. Abell manages more than 30 staff servicing clients in the areas of environmental due diligence, site assessment, remediation, and vapor intrusion assessment and mitigation.Close
Partner, Co-Chair Environmental Team
Baker & Hostetler
Mr. Thurlow is an environmental litigator with significant experience in environmental matters brought under the Clean... | Read More
Mr. Thurlow is an environmental litigator with significant experience in environmental matters brought under the Clean Air Act, CERCLA, Clean Water Act and RCRA. He formerly served in the Environmental Enforcement Section of the U.S. Department of Justice where he acted as lead counsel on a variety of civil enforcement matters, including a major Clean Water Act case against the city of Memphis, Tennessee, several Superfund cases, and several Clean Air Act matters involving power plants and oil refineries. He is a frequent writer and speaker.Close
Stephen (Steve) Zemba, Ph.D., P.E.
Sanborn Head & Associates
Dr. Zemba has over three decades of experience nationally as an environmental consulting specialist in the area of... | Read More
Dr. Zemba has over three decades of experience nationally as an environmental consulting specialist in the area of health risk assessment. His expertise includes assessing the transport and risks of environmental chemicals. Dr. Zemba holds a B.S. from Carnegie‐Mellon University, and an M.S. and Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, all in the field of Mechanical Engineering. Dr. Zemba also teaches university‐level courses on air quality management and air pollution control.Close