DLA Piper Global Law Firm
Environment, Health and Safety
Environment, Health and Safety
Representation of a major oil company defendant in mass tort actions involving hundreds of plaintiff properties allegedly contaminated by a 26,000-gallon underground piping leak. The Maryland Court of Appeals reversed virtually all damages awards. Cases resulted in landmark rulings on fraud, emotional distress, medical monitoring, and nature of property damages in environmental cases.
Representation of a major oil company in lawsuits involving multiple retail service stations. Claims were asserted under California Proposition 65, California Fish & Game Code, and California Business & Professions Code Section 17200
Representation of an oil company in CERCLA and Polanco Act lawsuits involving distribution terminals and retail facilities
Representation of major power producing companies on permitting, planning, government relations, government initiatives, and potential litigation associated with climate change matters.
Representation of electric utility companies before public service commissions and regulatory agencies to obtain approval for the construction and siting of natural gas, nuclear, coal, and renewable energy-powered electric-generating facilities.
Representation of paper manufacturer in the privatization of a municipal solid waste management facility.
Negotiating a remediation strategy for a large portfolio of filling stations, many of which were contaminated.
Negotiating with the UK Government on behalf of a major industry sector on the terms and conditions of an energy tax rebate, to be given in return for accepting emissions reductions targets.
Advising a multinational company on a creative regeneration project for the site of a former large process chemical plant.
Defending chemical company in an enforcement action concerning discharges to publicly owned treatment works
Defending a power company in response to alleged Clean Water Act violations at three sites in Maryland, and negotiating a global settlement with regulators and citizen interveners.
Advising on emission reduction purchase and project development agreements between parties for the development of a range of landfill projects in South Africa.
Representation of championship golf course owners in the permitting of the course, including wetlands and discharge matters.
Representation of a large fuel terminal facility in connection with all environmental permitting, including Clean Air Act (Title V) permitting
Representation of an international chemical company on shale gas development matters.
Advising on a corporate manslaughter investigation arising from a fatal accident of an employee at a plant decommissioning service.
Representation of a NASDAQ-listed-South African based technology company that is the subject of a joint investigation regarding allegations of bribery and corruption by the SEC and DOJ into potential violations of the FCPA and securities laws.
Defence of investigations under Corporate Manslaughter & Health and Safety legislation following the death of a worker crushed by a 70 tonne forging.
Advising in relation to a major fire at a fuel depot and an explosion at an oil refinery, both major environmental and health and safety incidents.
Conducting a strategic health and safety review for a major industrial multinational company.