Mass Tort and Toxic Tort

Multistate complex, toxic, and mass tort litigation defense

Our significant experience in mass tort and toxic tort, across multistate jurisdictions, has led a number of clients to name us as their national coordinating counsel. Our team is skilled in explaining complex scientific and technical information in common-sense terms that are understandable to both judges and juries.

We represent manufacturers, distributors, and transporters of chemicals; employers whose employees allege illness as a result of toxic exposure; and owners and managers of property on which chemicals are used or stored, in complex and mass tort law cases. Our attorneys have defended claims against enforcement actions brought by the EPA and state agencies, counseled clients on the allocation of environmental risks in corporate and real estate transactions, and negotiated environmental insurance policies on behalf of our clients.

Mass Tort and Toxic Tort Litigation Services

  • Risk management analysis
  • Advising on regulatory compliance
  • Electronic data management and retention
  • Defending bad faith claims
  • Negligence defense
  • Toxic tort litigation
  • Occupational disease/exposure litigation
  • Representing clients involved in Superfund cases
  • Complex commercial real estate transactions
  • Advocacy assistance for pending/proposed legislation and regulations
  • Development of internal audit programs
  • Inspection preparation
  • Review and adjudication of DHS determination of facility security risk
  • Prompt response to enforcement actions
  • Appeals representation

Chemicals and substances

  • Asbestos
  • Benzene
  • Diesel exhaust
  • Lead
  • Mold
  • Paints and coatings
  • Pesticides
  • Petrochemicals
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Solvents
  • Welding rods
  • Other

Our Mass Tort and Toxic Tort attorneys also assist clients in navigating complex regulatory matters that can influence their businesses negatively. We help clients understand significant regulations by conducting compliance and risk assessments, and developing a strategy to maintain compliance with OSHA, EPA, DOT, and CFATS regulations as well as those of various state and local agencies. We also provide analysis of pending and proposed regulatory changes that may have an impact on our clients, and we advocate with various regulatory bodies on their behalf.

Managing costs: preventive consultation and ADR

In addition to defending lawsuits, we are proactive counselors who help clients avoid litigation from the start, implementing preventive measures that include comprehensive risk analysis, evaluation of instruction and warning language, electronic data management and retention, and education. In addition, we use alternative dispute resolution methods, such as mediation and arbitration, to help clients avoid the cost and burden of going to trial.