The Industry Leader on PFAS

The Authority of PFAS Compliance, Litigation & Government Relations

What makes CMBG3 the Authority on PFAS?

Cases defended on chemical exposures, including PFAS

Years of combined experience in chemical litigation and compliance issues

Dedicated team members specialized in chemical substances

Thought Leaders

Recognized as the thought leader on PFAS by the National Law Review, Bloomberg, Global Water Intelligence, Engineering News Record, and other leading business sector publications

Unmatched Credentials

One of the few PFAS teams that have worked as Environmental Health and Safety Consultants

Accurate Forecasts

Develop risk projections on future PFAS issues for financial industry, insurance companies, manufacturers and other constituents impacted by PFAS

Extensive Knowledge

The most experienced in regulatory compliance, audits, inspections, and litigation for all industries

Unmatched Credentials?

The National Law Review Agrees!

We were the only law firm in the U.S. in 2020 to be recognized as a thought leader on PFAS by the National Law Review.

See some of our thought leadership in the media:

PFAS Regulation: Business Should Plan Now for Financial Impacts

PFAS settlement earmarks $4bn for clean-up

CMBG3 PFAS Articles on Law360

CMBG3 PFAS Articles on Engineering News-Record

CMBG3 PFAS Articles on National Law Review

John Gardella


John Gardella and his team were recognized by National Law Review as the only Thought Leader in the nation in 2020 on the subject of PFAS. Attorney Gardella regularly consults with corporate, insurance, and financial world clients to assess risks in a multitude of transaction types. While he has specialized his practice for the past five years on the subject of PFAS, he has fifteen years of litigation and environmental practice that shapes the expertise that he offers to his clients to predict future risks. His opinions are sought out by media, such as Bloomberg, AM Best, and numerous industry-specific publications.

Suzanne Englot


Suzanne Englot is a member of CMBG3’s PFAS team, which was recognized by National Law Review as the only Thought Leader in the nation in 2020 on the subject of PFAS. Attorney Englot’s experience as an Environmental Health and Safety Consultant brings a value add to CMBG3’s clients that is not found in any other law firm. As an EHS, Attorney Englot conducted compliance assessments on companies’ domestic and international sites, submitted regulatory filings, and helped companies prepare for internal and external audits and inspections. Attorney Englot brings this experience, plus her legal expertise, to the firm’s clients seeking PFAS-related representation.

Australian PFAS Podcast Interviews John Gardella

The Talking PFAS podcast is the most followed and trusted digital podcasting platform for global PFAS issue awareness and discussion. Hosted by award nominated Australian journalist Kayleen Bell, the podcast invites thought leaders in the PFAS space to deep dive...

John Gardella Interviewed By Bloomberg On PFAS

Attorney John Gardella  was recently interviewed by Pat Rizzuto, reporter for Bloomberg Law, regarding PFAS legislation in Vermont that will significantly impact not only businesses in Vermont, but also out of state businesses in Vermont's stream of commerce. Attorney...

John Gardella Interviewed by Chemical Watch For PFAS Article

John Gardella was recently interviewed by Chemical Watch for his insights as to whether recent rollbacks of PFAS exemptions will broaden in scope and what impact the rollbacks will have on companies. Chemical Watch is a U.K.-based global provider of premium...

PFAS Legislation In Vermont Some of Most Aggressive In U.S.

On May 5, 2021, Vermont entered the final stages of enacting one of the most aggressive pieces of legislation related to PFAS in the country. The PFAS legislation in Vermont (S 20) was approved by the state House 145-0. Since the legislation was previously approved by...

Most Followed Global PFAS Podcast Interviews John Gardella

The Talking PFAS podcast is the most followed and trusted digital podcasting platform for global PFAS issue awareness and discussion. Hosted by award winning Australian journalist Kayleen Bell, the podcast invites thought leaders in the PFAS space to deep dive...

PFAS Paper Mill Settlement Reflects Growing Trend

Just a few days ago, an $11.9 million settlement was announced in a Michigan lawsuit in which a class of approximately 3,000 plaintiffs alleged that a PFAS manufacturer and a PFAS-using paper mill contaminated drinking water supplies, thereby polluting the environment...

PFAS Exemptions Eliminated By EPA

Yesterday, the EPA, through the Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics, issued a statement that likely went well under the radar of many following PFAS developments. However, the impact of the new policy will have significant impacts on any company seeking ways to...

PFAS Action Act of 2021 Increases Pressure On Biden To Act

On April 13, 2021, House representatives introduced the PFAS Action Act of 2021, a comprehensive 40 page piece of legislation that would require the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to take several significant PFAS regulatory actions. While none of the individual...

Alaska PFAS Lawsuit Latest State Action On PFAS

On April 7, 2021, Alaska's Attorney general filed a lawsuit against over thirty companies seeking damages for PFAS pollution to the environment throughout the state. While the Complaint seeks damages from pollution related to only two of the thousands of PFAS - in...

John Gardella Interviewed By AM Best On PFAS Future Risk and Loss Issues

John Gardella was interviewed as a PFAS litigation, compliance and trend predicting expert for an article published recently in AM Best. The article examines many angles of risk and future losses for insurers from PFAS regulatory changes and the litigation to follow....
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Case Study

PFAS Contamination Fines Averted

Our client was a light industrial company that did not use PFAS in any aspect of its business, although it stored several types of chemical waste on its property for later disposal. A fire damaged a large portion of the company building where the chemicals were stored. The fire caused several containers of chemicals to explode and the fire department used a PFAS-containing foam to extinguish the fire. The resulting chemical and PFAS contamination to the company’s land was investigated by the Massachusetts DEP, and the DEP expanded their investigation to nearby waterways and ponds due to concerns over PFAS contamination to drinking water sources. If held responsible for the PFAS in the water sources, our client was at risk for tens of thousands of dollars in fine and hundreds of thousands of dollars in cleanup costs.

We aggressively fought back for our client and spent months working with experts who tested the geological features and took dozens of soil and water samples. Our team investigated likely alternate sources of PFAS contamination by obtaining records from several public entities, subpoenaing records from nearby property owners, and fought to have government records pertaining to a nearby likely pollution source turned over to us in our effort to defend our client. Armed with all of this information, we conducted numerous rounds of negotiations with the DEP, which ultimately led to the DEP dropping the PFAS contamination allegations against our client, thereby saving the company hundreds of thousands of dollars.

US PFAS Drinking Water Standards and Legislation

Our PFAS team provides not only real time PFAS legislative tracking, but also forms coalitions and makes a positive impact at the legislative level to ensure that our clients’ voices are heard.

The media looks to CMBG3 Law for our PFAS predictions, opinion, and risk projections, but so do:

  • Manufacturing companies
  • Waste management companies
  • Recycling facilities
  • Water districts
  • Insurance companies
  • Financial industries
  • Property owners
  • Construction industry
  • Supply side sectors

How We Can Help You

We litigate PFAS cases in seven states and help clients with compliance issues in all fifty states. Please contact us using the below form to learn how we can help you


John P. Gardella

Boston, Massachusetts
John P. Gardella


(617) 279-8225
Boston, Massachusetts

Suzanne Englot

Boston, Massachusetts
Suzanne Englot


Boston, Massachusetts

Alexandra M. Fraher

Boston, Massachusetts
Alexandra M. Fraher


Boston, Massachusetts

Jessica L. Deyoe

Boston, Massachusetts
Jessica L. Deyoe


Boston, Massachusetts

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