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 have extensive experience defending clients in some of the largest National Priority List sites including the Portland Harbor site in Oregon, and the Duwamish and Commencement Bay sites in Washington.

We also 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 M. Munk

Managing Partner - Portland

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ENVIRONMENTAL DEFENSE NEWS

September 10, 2018
Foley & Mansfield Opens New Orleans Office

Foley & Mansfield has opened an office in New Orleans, Louisiana to accommodate regional and national clients in the areas of toxic tort, product liability, environmental, and transportation litigation, among others.

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August 3, 2018
Superfund Reform Through Communication: Is Better Communication with Stakeholders the Key to Superfund Reform?

Ilene Munk and James Brady discuss proposed task force recommendations regarding communication among key stakeholders in Superfund remediation.

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August 3, 2018
Private Party Actions Are Establishing PFOS and PFOA Liability

Ilene Munk and Kacy Manahan discuss the regulatory and litigation landscape regarding PFOA and PFOS contamination in the ABA Natural Resources & Environment newsletter.

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