Toxic tort claims are on the rise as an aggressive crop of plaintiffs’ attorneys develop novel approaches that pose risks even to companies that comply with all laws and regulations. Protecting yourself from claims of illegal conduct is a key concern for many American businesses today, and from both a legal and public relations standpoint, toxic tort cases pose a serious threat to your organization and its officers. Alston & Bird’s Toxic Tort Team has the necessary tools and experience to ensure that your business isn’t the next casualty in the toxic tort wars.
Through careful monitoring and assessment of regulatory and legislative activity, we help you anticipate and prepare for a toxic tort litigation risk. By watching similar cases, the media’s response to high-profile litigation, and the work of the plaintiffs’ bar and related activist and public health groups, we glean important insight about the ways the legal ground is shifting. When a case is filed, we are able to make determinations based on this data to create the best and most far-reaching strategies while addressing questions like whether to include public relations experts, which arguments to test with jury research consultants, and how to properly prepare you for likely outcomes in the case.
We have represented clients, including Fortune 500 companies, across the U.S. as trial counsel, national and regional coordinating counsel, and appellate counsel. Toxic tort cases span a spectrum of claims, and we’ve handled defense of air, ground, and drinking water contamination litigation, citizen suits, class actions, and government enforcement, as well as complex environmental, toxic exposure, and products liability litigation before federal and state courts.
By bringing together leading legal minds from a range of disciplines, Alston & Bird provides comprehensive, responsive legal defense to companies of all sizes in high-stakes toxic tort litigation.