About Our Firm
We pride ourselves on making sure that governments, communities and individuals are represented as skillfully and diligently as the large corporations that injure them.
The Firm is known as a pioneer and national leader in natural resource damages (“NRD”) and environmental litigation. The Firm is one of only a handful of law firms trusted by governments and natural resource trustees to pursue claims on behalf of the public against those who contaminate the environment. Our representation of the U.S. Virgin Islands on a contingency fee basis to recover damages from companies for contamination of drinking water in St. Thomas is recognized as the first such arrangement in the country. We have secured more than $500 million for state and territorial governments, including New Jersey, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands, making us the go-to attorneys for natural resource trustees seeking compensation or clean-up funds after a spill, leak, or years of industrial contamination. Currently, we are assisting the Attorneys General of Maryland, New Jersey, and Puerto Rico as special counsel with regard to NRD litigation.
We are also actively advising states and territories in their efforts to hold companies responsible for the contamination of air, land, and water with polyfluoroalkyl and perfluroalkyl chemicals. These chemicals, including PFOA, PFOS, PFNA, and GenX, are collectively known as “PFAS”.
We have assisted clients in recovering substantial damages from major corporations and their subsidiaries, including Hess Corporation, Lockheed Martin Corporation, Citgo Petroleum Corporation, Alcoa World Alumina, L.L.C., Valero, General Electric, Bank of America, Texaco, Esso (Exxon), AT&T, Lyondell Chemical Company, El Paso, Vitol, Virgin Islands Telephone Company, Martin-Marietta Corporation, Hess Oil Virgin Islands Corp., HOVENSA, LLC, Xerox Corporation, IBM, Yamaha, and Suzuki.