George Gigounas resolves environmental and product-related litigation, enforcement and compliance issues for DLA Piper clients with industrial, manufacturing and product-based businesses.

His environmental practice builds on a strong background in environmental science, a familiarity with the technical, chemical and mechanical processes involved in industrial operations, and an understanding of the geophysical and toxicity issues arising with hazardous wastes, toxic exposures and environmental remediations. George's client service draws on litigation and trial skills from a varied background, involving advocacy for industrial entities and manufacturers, oil, insurance, consumer and pharmaceutical product firms. He has defended numerous government enforcement actions and complex civil lawsuits under federal CERCLA and RCRA laws and related state laws.

His products practice spans litigation and compliance counselling on a wide range of products, from electronics to personal care products, vehicles, over-the-counter medicines and prescription pharmaceuticals. George advises on compliance with product safety laws and regulations, particularly regarding California laws, including long experience in Proposition 65 litigation. He also represents clients in product recalls and withdrawals and assessment of potential product defects and risks. He helps clients ascertain and monitor regulatory compliance, develop testing programs, implement required certifications and handle enforcement actions or litigation under federal and state laws.