Mass Tort, Toxic Tort, and Environmental Litigation

Successfully defending mass actions, toxic torts, and radiation injury litigation requires substantial expertise, integrated legal disciplines, and a detailed understanding of complex scientific technical issues. We can help.

Client Successes

Successfully eliminated all claims for The Boeing Company alleging that releases of radioactive substances and a wide variety of chemicals from three facilities in Southern California allegedly caused personal injury, deaths and property damage.

Obtained Third Circuit appellate victory affirming summary judgment for Babcock & Wilcox in 17 mass actions filed on behalf of hundreds of plaintiffs arising from the operation of two nuclear fuel fabrication facilities in Western Pennsylvania

Defended Exelon Generation Company against claims related to the operation of the Dresden Generating Station in Illinois

Defended Verizon in cases involving more than 300 plaintiffs who had lived near a nuclear fuel production facility in Hicksville, New York

A Strategic Approach to Litigation

We work closely with our clients to develop winning strategies for defending mass actions, toxic torts, and radiation injury litigation.

Whether acting as national counsel, teaming up with local counsel, or handling multi-party cases with similar issues in other forums, we bring deep trial experience and a mastery of the strategic issues to every case.

Guiding Our Clients to Success

  • We have decades of experience defending personal injury, wrongful death, and property damage claims involving aerospace and defense facilities, nuclear power plants, fuel fabrication facilities, manufacturing plants, and research facilities.
  • We have a particular focus on representing defendants involved in many aspects of the uranium fuel cycle and in commercial nuclear power, as well as in matters involving the U.S. Department of Energy and the Department of Defense.
  • Our lawyers have extensive class action experience in mass tort cases.
  • We have strong working relationships with many of the world’s preeminent experts in the relevant scientific and medical disciplines.
  • In addition to our trial skills, we draw on our breadth of knowledge in critical related areas such as environmental and industry regulations, risk assessment, political concerns, environmental remediation, and government agency interactions.