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Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

Environment

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What the team is known for

Well-regarded environmental practice with experience handling an array of matters, including Superfund remediation, compliance issues and nuclear waste issues. Acts for clients from a broad range of sectors, from energy and chemicals to real estate, including a number of Fortune 500 companies.

Strengths

A client says: "They know the law and the key players in the regulatory bodies."

One client adds: "They are fabulous. They know what they are doing and they don't drag things out."

Work highlights

Represented Verizon Communications in a suit seeking cost recovery and contribution against several parties, including three current and former Verizon subsidiaries and affiliates, related to alleged groundwater contamination at the New Cassel/Hicksville Groundwater Contamination Superfund Site and related sites.

Notable practitioners

Christopher McAuliffe is a skilled practitioner with expertise in cost recovery, legal obligations, environmental approvals and remediation.
"He is dependable, responsive and personable. His work is impeccable, he's on top of the issues and he's experienced." "He is a good regulatory lawyer who really gets into the details and works very hard."

John McGahren is a strong litigator noted for his work in cost recovery and natural resource damages claims.
"John is an incredible big-picture thinker." "Exceptional." "John is very knowledgeable and practical on environmental matters." "John is a go-to for anything environmental. He is a client-focused and extremely responsive, top-shelf litigator with excellent communication skills."

Stephanie Feingold advises major corporations, including chemical and energy companies, on a variety of environmental issues. She handles investigations and enforcement actions, as well as toxic tort mass actions and multidistrict litigation.
"Stephanie is fantastic at analyzing and editing both legal and technical documents." "Stephanie is detail-oriented and doesn't miss a beat."

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Overview

Morgan Lewis’s New Jersey environmental team represents clients on environmental remediation matters and natural resource damage (NRD) assessments under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) and the New Jersey Spill Act. The team also represents clients in matters involving other laws and regulations governing the remediation of contaminated sites and the protection of natural resources that often arise at contaminated sites. Our lawyers are experienced in successfully litigating claims involving cost recovery and natural resource damages claims under the New Jersey Spill Act and the New Jersey Water Pollution Control Act, as well as associated public nuisance and trespass claims.

We also assist energy, manufacturing, and on-line retail industry clients in obtaining necessary permits and approvals to develop facilities and support their operations. We work with clients on natural gas-fired power plants, nuclear power plants, mines, and wind and solar projects to obtain the regulatory approval required for them to operate in compliance with all applicable environmental laws.

Environment

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

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Location

502 Carnegie Center

Princeton

New Jersey

USA

NJ 08540-6289

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New Jersey

Environment


Christopher McAuliffe
Band 3
John McGahren
Band 1
Stephanie Feingold
Band 3