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


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

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:


Post-fire contamination cases


Hazardous waste site cleanup cases


Transportation of hazardous waste cases


Underground oil tank and boiler release cases


Land, property, and water contamination, including CERCLA claims


PFAS contamination


Prop 65 litigation cases


in Numbers

Bloomberg Interviews John Gardella On PFAS MDL Settlements

Attorney John Gardella  was recently interviewed by Pat Rizzuto, reporter for Bloomberg Law, for her article regarding the proposed DuPont and 3M...

PFAS AFFF MDL Settlements Moving Forward

Since we last provided an update earlier this month on the proposed settlements put forth by the parties in the PFAS AFFF MDL, a few significant...

PFAS State AG Lawsuits Increase Again In August

2023 has proven to be an extremely busy year for PFAS state AG lawsuits seeking environmental pollution remediation costs from PFAS manufacturers...

EPA Continues To Implement Stricter Ethylene Oxide Air Toxics Rules

As we have note in prior posts, the Biden administration and the EPA have been emphasizing environmental justice, including a stronger focus on the...

Ethylene Oxide: Key Decision From Delaware Supreme Court

In 2021, we discussed how a Delaware federal court weighed in as to whether or not Delaware tort law recognized a viable cause of action based on...

John Gardella To Speak At iGlobal Forum On ESG

On September 13, 2023, John Gardella will host an invitation-only luncheon discussion at the iGlobal Forum conference in Manhattan. The session,...

Michigan PFAS Drinking Water Proposal Struck Down

On several occasions, we wrote regarding a Michigan state court ruling that struck down Michigan’s PFAS regulations related to drinking water...

John Gardella Interviewed On PFAS By The Buffalo News

Attorney John Gardella was recently interviewed by Hayleigh Colombo, writer for The Buffalo News, for her article regarding PFAS costs and...

John Gardella Interviewed On PFAS By New Lede Publication

Attorney John Gardella was recently interviewed by Carey Gillam, contributing writer for The Guardian and Managing Editor of The New Lede...

PFAS Blood Testing Bill – Impact On Litigation?

Last year, we wrote regarding a recommendation by the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) to offer patients PFAS blood testing for patients suspected...

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.

California Team

Christine D. Calareso

Christine D. Calareso

SVP, Business Development | Partner

Gilliam F. Stewart

Senior Counsel

New England Team

John P. Gardella


Bryna Rosen Misiura


Alexandra M. Fraher


Jessica L. Deyoe


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

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