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
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
One of the few PFAS teams that have worked as Environmental Health and Safety Consultants
Develop risk projections on future PFAS issues for financial industry, insurance companies, manufacturers and other constituents impacted by PFAS
The most experienced in regulatory compliance, audits, inspections, and litigation for all industries
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 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 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.
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.
- 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