Representative Matters

  • First-chaired two commercial litigation jury trials and second-chaired a bench trial of a multi-million-dollar commercial litigation matter.
  • Served as a key member of a trial team that represented a leading transportation company in a Clean Water Act matter seeking approximately $4T in damages; the matter settled during trial for a substantial discount to the demand.
  • Played a leadership role working as part of the Department of Justice-appointed Independent Corporate Compliance Monitor and Auditor team in connection with the Volkswagen AG emissions proceedings, where he focused on efforts to improve the company’s environmental compliance program.
  • Secured the dismissal of two pipeline companies in an action alleging responsibility for $25 million in damages resulting from contaminated drinking water wells.
  • Played a significant role in obtaining a favorable settlement on behalf of a major city’s water utility in litigation alleging lead contamination of drinking water.
  • Counseled companies on “voluntary disclosures” of environmental compliance violations under EPA’s self-disclosure policy and analogous state-based policies.
  • Obtained dismissal of a Fortune 100 chemical manufacturer in two occupational exposure cases without answering any discovery.
  • Worked with a leading testing, inspection, and certification company to ensure business practices comply with applicable regulations, and assisted it to perform an audit to test the effectiveness of those processes.
  • Counseled a leading refining company on compliance with a state analog to CERCLA.