Representative Matters

  • Obtaining a multi-million dollar settlement on behalf of a shopping center owner in a CERCLA cost recovery and New Jersey Spill Act action against a former dry cleaning operation
  • Successfully defending a municipality in a AAA arbitration against petitioner’s claims seeking over $5 million based on a contract to construct a waste-to-ethanol facility
  • Obtaining a dismissal, in federal district court and on appeal to the Second Circuit, of a CERCLA action seeking contribution for a $50 million cleanup of an allegedly contaminated historical lead smelter and mining area
  • Defending a chemical company in a CERCLA cost recovery action seeking alleged damages associated with the clean-up of hazardous waste at a chemical-manufacturing facility
  • Obtaining a defense victory on behalf of certain trustees dismissing a multi-site and multi-million dollar CERCLA cost recovery action
  • Defending a Fortune 500 corporation against multi-million dollar CERCLA cost recovery claims based on historical operations at the site
  • Successfully defending a power plant operator in a combined state and federal criminal investigation involving allegations of multiple violations of the Clean Air Act and obtaining a favorable settlement in a AAA arbitration filed by the owner seeking over $8 million in damages
  • Defending several New York Navigation Law actions involving alleged contamination from USTs and historical operations
  • Challenging the constitutionality of New York City's recycling and product take-back mandates on behalf of a coalition of electronics trade groups and manufacturers