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William Jackson

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Bill Jackson has one of the most sophisticated and successful environmental and natural resource damages litigation practices in the country. For more than two decades, he has represented states, port authorities, railroads and energy-sector clients in noteworthy environmental remediation, restoration, and natural resource damages cases that are often valued into the hundreds of millions (or even billions) of dollars at stake. Bill is a fierce advocate for his clients and a skilled negotiator.

Notably, Bill was lead counsel for the state of New Jersey in the Passaic River litigation, recovering over $355 million in damages (including $67.5 million in restoration projects) and up to $400 million more in remediation costs, which is the largest settlement of its kind in the state’s history. He also represented the state of Louisiana in the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill, including leading Jindal Administration efforts to identify and quantify billions of dollars in economic and natural resource damages to the state of Louisiana, all of which were ultimately recovered as part of a $20 billion global settlement, the largest environmental and natural resource damages recovery in history. Bill currently represents several states in litigation concerning PFAS contamination of drinking water and natural resources.