As a member of the Technology, Manufacturing & Transportation industry team, Jack concentrates his practice on insurance disputes, other contract disputes, and environmental litigation and enforcement defense. He has helped secure millions of dollars in judgments and settlements enforcing insurance coverage for clients and seeking recovery for environmental investigation and remediation expenditures.
Jack represents both large and small corporate clients in the management of legacy environmental liabilities and the defense of claims under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA) and other state and federal environmental laws. His experience includes allegations arising from contamination due to PCBs, dioxin, methanol, lead and heavy metals, among other hazardous substances. He advocates his clients’ interests in jurisdictions across the country in complex disputes, which often involve large groups of interested parties.
Clients rely on Jack to negotiate directly with government agencies pursuing enforcement actions and to develop strategies to avoid future enforcement. Taking care to balance the regulatory compliance and corporate citizenship responsibilities with the business needs of his clients, Jack tailors practical legal solutions to their individual needs. In this capacity, he counsels clients on an array of environmental issues, such as hazardous waste management, CERCLA, the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), the Clean Air Act (CAA), federal regulations administered by the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), toxic tort litigation and site remediation.