Settling Private CERCLA Litigation
Navigating Contribution Protection, Determining Order of Settlement, and Avoiding Unintended Consequences
Recording of a 90-minute CLE webinar with Q&A
This CLE course will provide guidance to counsel for parties involved in settling private CERCLA litigation. The panel will examine the challenging issues facing plaintiffs and defendants and offer best practices for planning settlement strategy.
Issues for plaintiffs
- Order of settlement
- Common law protection
Issues for defendants
- Common law protection
- UCFA v. UCATA
- Contribution protection
- Best practices for settling private CERCLA litigation
The panel will review these and other key questions:
- What hurdles do plaintiffs' counsel encounter in seeking settlement of private CERCLA litigation?
- What factors should defendants' counsel keep in mind when involved in private CERCLA litigation settlements?
- What best practices should counsel for both plaintiffs and defendants employ when settling CERCLA litigation?
Following the speaker presentations, you'll have an opportunity to get answers to your specific questions during the interactive Q&A.
Thomas A. Bloomfield
Gallagher Law Group
Mr. Bloomfield represents public and private clients on major environmental litigation, counseling,... | Read More
Mr. Bloomfield represents public and private clients on major environmental litigation, counseling, administrative law, and policy matters. His practice covers a wide range of areas, including air quality matters, toxic tort litigation, CERCLA litigation, remediation of mine sites, energy policy, emerging contaminant litigation, environmental cost cap insurance, water rights, chemical fingerprinting, sediment contamination, mining law, vapor intrusion, condemnation, environmental audits, land use planning, CEQA, NEPA, and post-closure of RCRA units.Close
Michael W. Steinberg
Morgan Lewis & Bockius
He focuses on environmental law matters, with special emphasis on litigation and counseling involving hazardous waste... | Read More
He focuses on environmental law matters, with special emphasis on litigation and counseling involving hazardous waste issues under the RCRA, contaminated site issues under the Superfund law, and environmental justice issues. He has testified before Congress on several occasions regarding Superfund liability and enforcement issues and serves as outside counsel to the Superfund Settlements Project.Close