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Thomas Milch

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United States: Industry focus

Environment: litigation

Within: Environment: litigation

The team at Arnold & Porter is recommended for complex enforcement matters; defending toxic tort litigation; enforcement and litigation matters involving air emissions; matters involving major groundwater contamination; hazardous and solid waste; and greenhouse gas rules and public nuisance litigation. The practice serves as overall outside environmental counsel for Honeywell, including current and legacy operations, federal and state litigation, and compliance and transactional issues. Examples include serving as lead counsel to the conglomerate in the defense of a consolidated class action and numerous individual toxic tort suits, arising from the presence of perfluorooctanoic acid in the groundwater and municipal water supply of Hoosick Falls, New York. The practice also assists BP with numerous matters, the most significant being the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Brian Israel is department head; Thomas Milch is noted for federal enforcement and private party litigation. Other recommended advisers are Michael Daneker, Lester Sotsky and Joel Gross; San Francisco-based Trent Norris and counsel Sarah Esmaili; and Los Angeles’ Matthew Heartney. In a significant move, the firm hired Ethan Shenkman, the former deputy general counsel at the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). All advisers listed are in Washington DC, save where otherwise mentioned.

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  • The role of arbitrators in EU antitrust law

    In May 2014, it will be ten years since Regulation No 1/2003 entered into force. When the legislator of the European Union adopted this Regulation on 16 December 2002, its main objective was to decentralise the enforcement of the two main provisions of EU antitrust law, Articles 81 and 82 of the Treaty establishing the European Community (now Articles 101 and 102 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (TFEU)). Where do the arbitrators fit in this picture?

    - Arnold & Porter (UK) LLP

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