Litigants and regulators across the country are increasingly turning their attention to perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). These ubiquitous emerging contaminants come from a wide variety of sources and have been used in myriad ways in the U.S. and globally for decades. Thus far, litigation and regulation have tended to focus on certain common PFAS compounds—such as perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS), and perfluorononanoic acid (PFNA)—but that focus is expanding. PFAS litigation and/or regulation is growing, and to what extent these activities will affect your company is still largely unknown. Visit our PFAS Primer for updates on regulations, litigation, science and more.
The lawyers at Alston & Bird are on the front lines of PFAS regulation and litigation. For years, our attorneys have studied the increasing variety of legal claims in courts across the country alleging PFAS contamination and are respected as thought leaders for companies like yours needing to protect their businesses from risk.
We advise our clients on matters pertaining to the regulatory landscape and potential liability for companies that manufacture, retail, or use products containing PFAS. Our team’s intimate experience with PFAS, paired with our substantial experience in cost-recovery litigation, makes us ideally suited to assist you with PFAS-related matters.
Our team offers a comprehensive audit of your facilities for potential PFAS liabilities. During this audit, our team will partner with one of our experienced environmental consultants to examine your business top to bottom with consideration of both potential products liability and environmental contamination and uncover the greatest points of risk. Pending the results of these audits, we will recommend specific actions you should consider to lessen future environmental and toxic tort liabilities.
PFAS are a new, growing risk for companies across industries. Alston & Bird helps you stay ahead of the curve.