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The lawyers at Alston & Bird are on the front lines of PFAS litigation, enforcement, and regulation. 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 needing to protect their businesses from risk.

This section includes our team’s various articles, media placements, events, and speaking engagements.

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Federal Agencies Dig In for Prolonged PFAS Fight

The U.S. Department of Defense has picked a fight with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Congress over allowable levels of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, or PFAS, in groundwater in a remarkably public battle that portends a prolonged fight over how to regulate this emerging family of contaminants.

May 22, 2019 | Law360 | Authors: Jeffrey Dintzer and Clynton Namuo

Calif. Regulators Should Account for PFAS Uncertainty

California has unleashed a deluge of regulatory orders seeking complicated and expensive testing investigating potential releases of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, or PFAS, at suspected dischargers throughout the state. While these orders will be burdensome and costly for the recipients, California’s regulators, like the federal regulatory agencies, have acknowledged that there is still considerable scientific uncertainty surrounding the health impacts of PFAS.

April 3, 2019 | Law360 | Authors: Jeffrey Dintzer, Matt Wickersham, Gina Angiolillo

Letter to the Editor: Responding on OEHHA on PFAs

It has been roughly three months since the California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment formally added PFOA and PFOS to its list of toxic chemicals. Now, companies doing business in California with 10 or more employees are required to provide a “clear and reasonable” warning before knowingly exposing anyone to products with those chemicals.

February 28, 2019 | The Recorder | Author: Jeffrey Dintzer

The New Reality of PFAS Liability in California

Under Proposition 65, companies doing business in California with 10 or more employees are now required to provide a “clear and reasonable” warning before exposing anyone to products with perfluorooctanoic acid and perfluorooctane sulfonate.

November 20, 2018 | The Recorder | Author: Jeffrey Dintzer

PFAS: Not Your Typical Emerging Contaminants – Part 2

This article is part two in a two-part series addressing the growing risk posed by perfluoroalkyl or polyfluoroalkyl substances, or PFAS, regulation and litigation throughout the country. Part one analyzed the possible legal consequences for businesses that manufacture, sell, or consume PFAS products, or did so in the past. Part two considers actions those businesses can take now to head off potentially significant legal liabilities.

May 31, 2018 | Law360 | Author: Jeffrey Dintzer