We represent a broad spectrum of businesses around the globe that manufacture, process, distribute, and use chemical substances, pesticides, biochemicals, and antimicrobial products, including nano-scale materials and genetically modified materials. Such industries have been targeted in private litigation from a variety of sources relating to toxic tort and products liability, intellectual property, or environmental and occupational health and safety considerations. Further, these sectors increasingly are subject to a variety of existing and emerging regulatory requirements worldwide. Our clients depend on us to handle and advise them on these matters.
Our lawyers routinely advise clients concerning their obligations pursuant to the full range of national and international environmental requirements concerning the regulation of commercial chemicals, pesticides and biocides, and the industrial and consumer products that contain these substances. Our experience advising clients in these sectors covers not only litigation matters, but also the regulatory requirements of all the major pertinent federal statutes in the US, including TSCA, FIFRA, EPCRA, and OSHA, as well as state regulatory programs such as Proposition 65 in California and international requirements such as REACH.
Our attorneys are practiced in the art of marrying law and science to achieve a successful representation. We routinely draw upon well-established working relationships with the top experts around the world in key scientific fields. Many of our attorneys have held leadership positions in the US government, including at environmental regulatory agencies, and several hold degrees in chemistry, chemical engineering, computer science, medicine, and other technical disciplines.