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

Pollution - Chemical Handling - Climate Resiliency Planning

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. 

Visit our Environmental Newsroom for articles and updates. 


Ilene M. Munk

Managing Partner - Portland




April 12, 2017
Foley & Mansfield Expands Operations in Midwest

Foley & Mansfield today announced that it has opened an office in Indianapolis, Indiana to accommodate regional and national clients in a variety of commercial litigation and insurance defense matters.


January 31, 2017
Portland Managing Partner Ilene Munk to Speak at Lewis & Clark Law School

Ilene Munk will be a featured speaker at The Path to The Top - a Women in Law Distinguished Speaker program at Lewis & Clark Law School on March 14, 2017.


November 1, 2016
Foley & Mansfield Names Ilene M. Munk Managing Partner of Portland Office

Foley & Mansfield has named Ilene M. Munk Managing Partner of its Portland office. Munk is an experienced environmental defense attorney with substantial involvement in Superfund and contaminated property matters.


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