Brown Rudnick Energy, Regulatory, & Environmental Partners Kyle Johnson, Douglas Cohen, and Franca DeRosa coauthored the article “The Forever Chemicals: The Ever-Evolving Regulatory Climate of Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS).” The piece was published in the 2021 Chambers USA Guide in the Environment section.

In the article, the lawyers discuss how the family of chemicals known as per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, commonly referred to as PFAS “has ‘emerged’ and will be an important consideration in due diligence for transactions of all types, including real estate and corporate deals and a primary driver of many investigations and remediations, and potentially litigation, across the country over the next several decades, especially as the understanding of these compounds and their potential health impacts continues to grow,” state the authors.

Brown Rudnick’s Energy, Regulatory, & Environmental Practice Group has decades of experience in some of the most sophisticated and challenging regulatory environments with a focus on the energy and other regulated industry sectors, and on environmental permitting, compliance, enforcement, and litigation for those sectors. The team practices before a wide spectrum of administrative bodies and stakeholder processes and has a keen understanding of how to align clients’ interests with those of regulators and policymakers. The lawyers are equally successful in obtaining key regulatory approvals for projects and transactions as they are in defending clients that may be the subject of regulatory investigations and enforcement actions.  

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