May 16, 2021

Volume XI, Number 136

Gregory R. Wall

As a former US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) senior attorney, Greg uses his deep agency, regulatory and enforcement knowledge to assist clients in solving complex environmental matters, with specialized expertise in CERCLA/Superfund, brownfields, RCRA, FIFRA and TSCA legal issues.

With over 15-years of experience in environmental law, Greg assists clients in regulatory counseling, enforcement defense, litigation, and transactional matters. His experience in both private and public practice, in particular at EPA, provides him the ability to navigate the regulatory process with an informed understanding of government decision-making and strategies for efficiently resolving complex legal and policy issues. He has significant experience related to the acquisition and sale of environmentally-impaired property, conducting voluntary cleanups, and the re-development of brownfield sites, including for renewable energy projects, as well as advising clients on EPA regulations and policies across a diverse client base, including oil & gas, electric utility, chemical, mining and marine transport.Relevant Experience

Contaminated Sites and Remediation

  • Represented federal and private sector clients in CERCLA litigation involving over 50 federal Superfund sites, including precedential trials and appeals addressing novel arranger liability and divisibility issues, the intersection of section 107 cost recovery and section 113 contribution actions and the interplay between CERCLA remedies and state common law claims.

  • Negotiated CERCLA settlement agreements for cost recovery and performance of response actions at Superfund sites across the country.

  • Counseled private equity, financial institutions and industrial clients on CERCLA landowner liability protections, environmental insurance and contractual risk allocation mechanisms for the redevelopment and reuse of contaminated property.

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Articles in the National Law Review database by Gregory R. Wall

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