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

Shareholder

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

Attorney

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.

ESG and Emerging Contaminants – Investors Beware

The Environmental, Social and Governance ("ESG") movement has existed for over 10 years, but has taken on exponentially greater importance in the corporate, investment and insurance worlds in the last two to three years. With the Biden-Harris administration taking...

John Gardella To Speak On PFAS At Perrin Conference

Please join John Gardella on October 27, 2021 at the Perrin Environmental Litigation and Coverage conference, which will take place in person at the Sheraton Times Square in New York City. John’s speaking engagement is on the topic of PFAS and he joins other thought...

EPA PFAS Plan – Companies Must Prepare Now

On Monday, the EPA rolled out what it dubbed a "sweeping proposal" for its approach to tackling PFAS issues. The EPA PFAS plan is a broad scale proposal to tackle PFAS issues on many levels, from testing requirements placed on industry, drinking water contamination...

PFAS Comments By Michael Regan Show EPA’s Clear Intent

EPA Administrator Michael Regan visited New Hampshire earlier this week, accompanied by state representatives, to witness firsthand the efforts of the Merrimack Valley region to resolve PFAS water contamination issues. During his visit, Administrator Regan gave an...

EPA PFAS Testing Method & The Media

On September 29, 2021, the EPA released its validated methodology for detection of 28 PFAS compounds in "oily matrices, such as pesticide products formulated in oil, petroleum distillates, or mineral oils." In the announcement for the EPA PFAS testing method, the EPA...

California PFAS Actions Will Lead To Millions In Business Costs

Last week, California's Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) announced that it will hold its annual meeting of the Developmental and Reproductive Toxicant Identification Committee (DARTIC), which will be held virtually on December 14, 2021. The...

PFAS Legislative Developments (September 2021)

September 2021 PFAS Legislative Developments September Legislation Tracking (September 1, 2021 – September 30, 2021)Current Trends in Legislation – September 2021PFAS Monitoring and PFAS Task Force Federal Level Key point addressed: Reporting and testing related to...

PFAS Legislative Developments (August 2021)

August 2021 PFAS Legislative Developments August Legislation Tracking (August 1, 2021 – August 31, 2021)Current Trends in Legislation – August 2021Military Reporting and Remediation Federal Level Key point addressed: Reporting and testing of PFAS on military...

PFAS Water Regulations In California Closer To Becoming Reality

On September 28, 2021, the state of California (through the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment) held a virtual workshop for proposed Public Health Goals (PHGs) for two types of PFAS - PFOA and PFOS. The release of proposed PHGs is extremely significant...

PFAS Legislative Developments (July 2021)

July 2021 PFAS Legislative Developments July Legislation Tracking (July 1, 2021 – July 31, 2021)Current Trends in Legislation – July 2021Military Reporting and Remediation Federal Level Key point addressed: Reporting and testing of PFAS on military installations....
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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

CMBG3 PFAS Team

John P. Gardella

Shareholder
Boston, Massachusetts
John P. Gardella

Shareholder

(617) 279-8225
Boston, Massachusetts

Alexandra M. Fraher

Attorney
Boston, Massachusetts
Alexandra M. Fraher

Attorney

Boston, Massachusetts

Jessica L. Deyoe

Attorney
Boston, Massachusetts
Jessica L. Deyoe

Attorney

Boston, Massachusetts

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