David R. Gillay is a partner in Barnes & Thornburg LLP’s Environmental Department. Before joining the department in 2001, he obtained an advanced environmental engineering degree and practiced as an environmental consultant on various projects across the country.
Mr. Gillay’s legal practice primarily concentrates on the following subjects: underground storage tank regulation, including Indiana’s Excess Liability Trust Fund; Brownfields projects; remediation projects dealing with soil, surface water and groundwater contamination under a wide variety of regulatory programs; assessing and managing the vapor intrusion pathway in real estate transactions and redevelopment activities; cost-recovery claims against owners and operators for contamination, including evaluating other mechanisms to fund investigatory and cleanup activities; environmental due diligence including Phase I Environmental Site Assessments, Phase II subsurface investigations, and evaluating remedial cost estimates; and managing environmental liability in business transactions. His work includes business and compliance counseling, voluntary clean-ups, risk-based decision making under Indiana’s Risk-Integrated System of Closure and federal guidance documents, and litigation before state and federal courts and agencies.
Mr. Gillay worked as an engineer/project manager with various consulting firms from the mid-1990s to 2001. Most recently, he was project manager for IT Corporation’s Engineering and Construction Group and worked in the following areas: remediation of industrial sites with chlorinated solvents and metals contamination; leaking underground storage tank clean-ups; contract and claim management on a multimillion dollar Superfund clean-up project in Monticello, Utah; environmental compliance audits; and due diligence involving phase I and II investigations in property transfers, mergers and acquisitions.
Articles in the National Law Review database by David R. Gillay