Foley & Mansfield has represented public and private sector entities nationwide responding to toxic releases and industrial accidents having potentially adverse environmental consequences.

We have extensive experience in Superfund response and allocation matters. Our work involves not only litigation defense, but multi-party allocation, natural resource damage resolution and defending claims made by State and federal environmental regulators like EPA, the Department of Justice and Natural Resource Trustee Council. 

Our attorneys defend clients in some of the largest National Priority List sites such as the Portland Harbor site in Oregon, and the Duwamish and Commencement Bay sites in Washington. In addition, we defend clients on matters related to  waste management, groundwater contamination, risk management planning, data quality, and industrial plant incidents. Our attorneys have handled and responded to state and federal environmental claims including RCRA, CAA, CWA, SDWA, EPCRA, FIFRA and CERCLA.  

In addition to litigation experience, we have attorneys with substantive environmental backgrounds and experience, and relationships with industry-leading engineers and scientists with significant expertise in a wide variety of environmental, pollution and hazardous materials issues.

Recently, the Firm represented a tank sampling and investigation company in a federal court RCRA citizens suit action alleging the testing company’s activities had resulted in a release of fuel oil into the environment. We also recently represented a company in a claim regarding improper handling and storage of hazardous waste streams, and a trucking company involved in an accidental release of fuel. 

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Ilene Munk Gaekwad

Partner - Portland

503-477-8660

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Partner - Minneapolis

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The national defense firm of Foley & Mansfield is pleased to announce it has been ranked 15th on Law360’s 2016 list of the 100 best U.S. law firms for women.

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Foley & Mansfield Contributes $7,000 to Flint Safe Water Safe Homes Fund

The national law firm of Foley & Mansfield is pleased to announce it has raised more than $7,000 for the Safe Water Safe Homes Fund established by the Community Foundation of Greater Flint in response to the 2014-2016 Flint Water Crisis.

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Experienced Environmental Attorney Ilene Munk Gaekwad Joins Foley & Mansfield

The national law firm of Foley & Mansfield announced today that it has expanded its Pacific Northwest operations with the addition of experienced environmental attorney Ilene Munk Gaekwad.

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