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From our offices in Pennsylvania, California, and Oregon, we practice as one law firm, holding closely to core values that start with a deep commitment to our clients and to the quality of our work on their behalf. Our practice includes an emphasis on teamwork among our lawyers and with other professionals, and a belief in the application of common sense, uncommon resolve and deep and wide-ranging experience to handle our clients’ legal service needs.
Our lawyers are recognized nationally for the depth of their expertise. The diversity of our lawyers strengthens both our ability to evaluate issues confronting our clients and our advocacy on their behalf in multiple settings across the United States. And because every client is a client of the law firm, not of any specific lawyer, every client has the ability to call on any of our lawyers as needed.
Our litigators represent our clients in cases throughout the United States. We handle arbitrations, agency proceedings, and matters before the federal and state courts at both the trial and appellate levels.
In our 150-plus years of collective experience, we’ve honed our legal service skills in the following practice areas:view all
By: Jay Tufano In a unanimous decision delivered by Justice Thomas, Territory of Guam v. United States, No. 20-382, 2021 WL 2044537 (U.S. May 24, 2021), the United States Supreme Court clarified that to trigger CERCLA’s contribution protections under 42 U.S.C. § 9613 (f), a party must settle a CERCLA-specific claim with United States (i.e.,…
By: Jay Tufano In the latest of a three-decade old saga involving the McColl Superfund Site in Fullerton, California, the Central District of California granted summary judgment in favor of the United States to recover some $49.8 million from Shell Oil Company and several other oil companies (collectively “Oil Companies”) in a CERCLA cost recovery action….
By: Jay Tufano The Ninth Circuit, in Arconic, Inc. v. APC Inv. Co., No. 19-55181, 2020 WL 4579511 (9th Cir. Aug. 10, 2020), recently weighed in on the statute of limitations defense in contribution actions arising under CERCLA section 113(g) (42 U.S.C. 9613 (g).) The panel held that a party’s settlement with EPA for one…