Environmental

Compliance & Litigation

CMBG3’s Comprehensive

Environmental Services

Meeting Compliance

Identify legislation that will impact your business and recommend action steps to avoid disruption of business

Help clients develop comprehensive compliance programs to lower risk and reduce costs

65

Specialists in California’s Proposition 65, which regulates over 900 chemicals and requires detailed compliance steps from companies that sell, distribute, or manufacture
products in California

Suzanne Englot, former Environmental Health and Safety Consultant, provides unique
expertise to ensure regulatory compliance

Health & Safety

Develop ways to integrate regulatory compliance systems with environmental
monitoring and measuring

Help clients achieve compliance objectives with health and safety training and
implementation

Create policies and procedures that encompass employee health and safety

Help companies with workplace violations achieve quick compliance

Environmental Litigation

Examples of environmental litigation cases that we have handled include:

Z

Post-fire contamination cases

Z

Hazardous waste site cleanup cases

Z

Transportation of hazardous waste cases

Z

Underground oil tank and boiler release cases

Z

Land, property, and water contamination, including CERCLA claims

Z

PFAS contamination

Z

Prop 65 litigation cases

Strength

in Numbers

Predicting Climate Events With Technology – Advice For Insurers

One of the greatest challenges for insuring against climate risk is the unknown severity of that risk.  Insurers are grappling with the difficult...

Clearing the Air On Talc – How Sound Science Must Guide Jurors In the Talc Litigation

More and more, especially in light of the onslaught of television ads regarding lawsuits and large verdicts, the word “talc” is a term less...

PFAS Food Packaging Agreement Reached Between FDA and Manufacturers

In a press release published on July 31, 2020, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that three manufacturers of products containing...

PFAS In Food Packaging To Be Banned In New York

On July 23, 2020, New York took a major step to become the third state in the country to ban the use of PFAS in food packaging.  While not yet...

New Hampshire Adopts Aggressive PFAS Drinking Water Bill

On July 23, 2020, Governor Sununu of New Hampshire signed into law a bill that sets maximum contaminant levels (MCLs) for four types of...

Maine Looks To Be First In Nation With PFAS Statute of Limitations

On July 28, 2020, a legislative committee in Maine heard public comment from interested parties regarding a bill (L.D. 2160) that, if enacted, would...

Glyphosate Litigation Update

The glyphosate litigation seemingly ended last week with the news that the manufacturer of Roundup had agreed to a $10.9 billion dollar settlement...

PFAS Addressed In Federal Defense Spending Bill

The House Armed Services Committee (HASC) recently passed the annual spending bill for the Department of Defense, which included a number of new...

Michigan Enacts One of Toughest PFAS Drinking Water Limits

In a bill passed today, beginning on August 3, 2020, Michigan will have one of the strictest PFAS drinking water standards in the country. The rule...

Climate Events’ Damages Likely To Be Worse Due To Flood of Unemployment

With a high rate of unemployment due to Covid-19, people across the United States are looking for ways to save money.  In some cases, this cost...

Regulated chemicals for which we counsel clients

Team members specializing in environmental issues

States in which we represent clients for environmental issues

Experts in California’s Prop 65 regulations

Overturning Massachusetts DEP’s Decision to Levy Fines

Our client was a light industrial company that, due to the nature of its work, stored several types of liquid and chemical waste on its property for later disposal. A fire damaged a large portion of the company building where the chemicals were stored. It was determined to be an accidental fire; however, the fire caused several containers of chemicals to explode, leading to contamination of the company’s land. The Massachusetts DEP investigated the chemical runoff from the fire and alleged that the chemicals had permeated public land and waterways at levels above allowable concentrations. Our investigation of surrounding industrial sources of pollution, our site inspections, and soil and water samples performed by an expert LSP enabled us to write a comprehensive response report to the DEP showing that the chemical pollution was confined to the company’s property and had likely never contaminated public soil or waterways. With our report and negotiations with the DEP, the agency dismissed the Notice of Responsibility against our client, thereby saving our client thousands of dollars in fines.

How We Can Help You

While all of our attorneys litigate environmental cases, should you need help with an issue in a specific state in which we regularly handle environmental legal matters, please contact

California Team

Christine D. Calareso

Partner & Director of California Offices
Southern California
Christine D. Calareso

Partner & Director of California Offices

(949) 467-9605
Southern California

Gilliam F. Stewart

Of Counsel
Northern California
Gilliam F. Stewart

Of Counsel

(415) 957-2322
Northern California

Aaron L. Britton

Associate Attorney
Southern California
Aaron L. Britton

Associate Attorney

Southern California

Luis A. Barba

Supervising Partner - Irvine
Southern California
Luis A. Barba

Supervising Partner - Irvine

Southern California

W. Joseph Gunter

Partner
Northern California
W. Joseph Gunter

Partner

Northern California

New England  Team

John P. Gardella

Shareholder
Boston, Massachusetts
John P. Gardella

Shareholder

(617) 279-8225
Boston, Massachusetts

Bryna Rosen Misiura

Shareholder
Boston, Massachusetts
Bryna Rosen Misiura

Shareholder

Boston, Massachusetts

Clifford V. Pascarella II

Associate Attorney
Boston, Massachusetts
Clifford V. Pascarella II

Associate Attorney

Boston, Massachusetts

Ross Elwyn

Associate Attorney
Boston, Massachusetts
Ross Elwyn

Associate Attorney

Boston, Massachusetts

Suzanne Englot

Associate Attorney
Boston, Massachusetts
Suzanne Englot

Associate Attorney

Boston, Massachusetts

Alexandra M. Fraher

Associate Attorney
Boston, Massachusetts
Alexandra M. Fraher

Associate Attorney

Boston, Massachusetts

Jessica L. Deyoe

Associate Attorney
Boston, Massachusetts
Jessica L. Deyoe

Associate Attorney

Boston, Massachusetts

Speak to Your Environmental Law Advocate

X