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Arnold & Porter


United States: Industry focus

Environment: litigation

Within: Environment: litigation

Arnold & Porter acts as overall outside environmental counsel for Honeywell, handling several matters, including successfully defending the client in a citizen claim for personal injuries and property damages relating to the Onondaga Lake cleanup; assisting in toxic tort litigation cases, such as the approximately 45 individual claims and the class action arising out of the presence of PFOA in the groundwater and municipal water supply of Hoosick Falls, New York; and in natural resources damages cases, in which it has particular strength. In other work it acted as lead counsel for Chemours in a range of enforcement and litigation matters relating to the discovery of chemicals in the Cape Fear River, namely covering the Clean Water and Clean Air Acts and the Toxic Substances Control Act; and it continues to advise BP on private party claims arising from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. In Washington DC, Brian Israel heads the department; Michael Daneker is firm co-managing partner; and Ethan Shenkman and Joel Gross are other names to note. In San Francisco, Trent Norris covers Proposition 65, and California's toxics and labeling law and consumer protection laws, and counsel Sarah Esmaili is another name to note. Lester Sotsky retired.

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Environment: regulatory

Within: Environment: regulatory

With an especially strong Washington DC presence, Arnold & Porter acts in ‘very complex and sophisticated’ mandates, advising on all environmental regulatory matters, including climate change, Proposition 65 in California, land use, mining and energy, wetlands and endangered species. Brian Israel leads the 45-strong team, and is considered ‘a number-one guy’ for natural resources damages (NRD). The firm acts as overall environmental counsel to Honeywell, which it recently advised on the Onondaga Lake Superfund Site. Other names to note include Lawrence Culleen, Jonathan Martel, Joel Gross, and Ethan Shenkman in Washington DC, and Peggy Otum in San Francisco.

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Arnold & Porter

  • 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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