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

503-477-8660

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ENVIRONMENTAL DEFENSE NEWS

June 10, 2019
Munk Leads National ABA Master Class on Environmental Liability Resolution

lene Munk, Managing Partner of the Portland office of Foley & Mansfield, is co-chairing the American Bar Association Master Class on Complex Environmental Liability Resolution in Atlanta, Georgia on June 12, 2019.

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May 30, 2019
Munk to Speak at 2019 Perrin Environmental Risk & Litigation Conference

Ilene Munk of Foley & Mansfield will be a panelist at the Jun 18, 2019 Perrin Environmental Risk & Litigation Conference in New York.

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March 12, 2019
Ilene Munk Moderating ABA Water Law Conference Panel

Ilene Munk will moderate a panel discussion on a case on appeal to the Supreme Court relating to stormwater management and tribal fishing rights at the ABA Water conference this month in Denver.

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