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McGuireWoods LLP
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Eugene E. “Matt” Mathews III focuses on environmental, toxic tort, class action, occupational safety and health, and land use litigation. He also has significant general commercial litigation experience, and he has represented local governments on a wide range of matters. For well over two decades, Matt has represented clients in the solid waste management, chemical and animal agriculture industries, among others. Matt has handled cases in all levels of the Virginia court system and in California, Florida, Iowa, Maryland, Michigan, Missouri, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Utah and West Virginia. Prior to joining the Firm, he served as Law Clerk to United States District Court Judge Nauman S. Scott.

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United States > Industry focus > Environment: litigation

McGuireWoods LLP has experience in four broad areas, namely air, brownfields, waste and water. The team is made up of senior counsel John Lain, who handles environmental matters related to infrastructure development, such as brownfields redevelopment and hazardous and solid waste liability; Scott Oostdyk, who represents businesses in land use issues and a variety of pollution problems, including water and hazardous substance cases; and Eugene Mathews III, who handles nuisance litigation. Vishwa Link chairs the regulatory and compliance department, and Diane Flannery chairs the product, environmental and toxic tort litigation department. The firm is primary outside litigation counsel on environmental issues for copper mining giant ASARCO, having recently successfully represented the client in a case before a federal court in Montana ordering Atlantic Richfield to pay Asarco $28m towards the cleanup of a Montana Superfund site. David Franchina joined the Charlotte office from K&L Gates in September 2018. Lawyers are based in Richmond unless otherwise stated.