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.

EPA’s PFAS Health Advisories Set This Morning

In October 2021, the EPA released its PFAS Roadmap, which stated explicit goals and deadlines for over twenty action items specific to PFAS. As part of the Roadmap, the EPA pledged to re-assess the existing Health Advisories (HAs) for PFOA and PFOS, as well as...

John Gardella Speaks On Future PFAS Litigation At Perrin

On June 14, 2022, John Gardella spoke at Perrin Conference's Environmental Risk and PFAS Litigation Conference, at which he address the subject of PFAS.  Specifically, his panel discussion, titled "The PFAS Products Liability Crystal Ball: When Will It Begin and What...

California PFAS Laws Take Aim At Consumer Goods

The end of May 2022 saw two new significant California PFAS laws make their way through the legislature, taking significant steps forward to becoming laws that are presented to the Governor for signature. Both bills to some degree focus directly on consumer goods....

PFAS Legislative Developments (May 2022)

May 2022 PFAS Legislative Developments May Legislation Tracking (May 1, 2022 – May 31, 2022)Current Trends in Legislation – May 2022PFAS Monitoring and PFAS Task Force Federal Level Key point addressed: Clean water standards, PFAS testing and cosmetics products...

PFAS Products Ban Set To Hit Colorado

A PFAS products ban bill now sits on the desk of the governor of Colorado, the last step before the piece of legislation becomes state law. The bill, HB 1345, would ban the use of PFAS in a variety of consumer goods, which follows in the footsteps of several other...

PFAS and Waste Industry CERCLA Concerns

We previously provided an update regarding the EPA’s notification to the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) that it intends to move forward with regulating PFOA and PFOS as “hazardous substances” under CERCLA. We further detailed the growing movement...

SAB PFAS Report May Be Finalized This Week

We previously commented on the significance of the four days of hearings held by the Science Advisory Board (SAB) on issues related to the EPA’s proposals to regulate two legacy PFAS – PFOA and PFOS – in drinking water. On April 1, 2022, the SAB PFAS report was...

John Gardella To Speak On PFAS Issues For AM Best

On May 18, 2022 at 2pm EDT, John Gardella will speak on a virtual AM Best webinar entitled "Impact of Regulatory Changes on the Insurance Landscape." John and his fellow presenters will discuss the most significant emerging regulatory issues, including how insurers...

PFAS CERCLA Exemptions Lobbying Increases

We previously provided an update regarding the EPA’s notification to the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) that it intends to move forward with regulating PFOA and PFOS as “hazardous substances” under CERCLA. We further detailed the growing movement...

AFFF and PFAS At Forefront of Federal Action This Week

Not long after the Department of Defense (DOD) provided a report in which it identified substitutes for PFAS-containing AFFF but indicated that each might not be feasible, legislators yesterday continued to apply pressure to the federal government with proposed...
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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

Alexandra M. Fraher

Attorney

Jessica L. Deyoe

Attorney


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