Kelley Drye attorneys and guest speakers discussed the latest developments on the impacts, regulation, and litigation surrounding one of the most impactful emerging contaminants in a generation: per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS).

The full-day program presented a series of panels featuring experts and practitioners from government, outside counsel, and a variety of technical fields who discussed the most pertinent federal and state regulations, litigation issues, and liability developments involving these “forever” chemicals.

Topics, moderators and panelists:

The State of the Science - Curt Marshall (moderator), Mark Benotti, NewFields, Frances Nilsen, North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality, and Gloria Post, New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (panelists)

State PFAS Regulation - Lana Rowenko (moderator), Joe Green, and Maria Pimenta (panelists)

Federal Actions Under the Biden Administration - Bill Jackson (moderator), Steve Humphreys, Nancy Yanochik, and Lauren Shah (panelists)

Addressing PFAS from Industrial Discharger Sites - David Reap (moderator), David Zalman, Melissa Byroade, and Dan Hirschman, North Carolina Department of Justice (panelists)

Aqueous Film-Forming Foam MDL - John Gilmour, Andrew Homer and David Reap (panelists)

Damages and Remediation - Ken Corley (moderator), Bill Jackson, Anthony Brown, Aquilogic, and Michael Donlan, Industrial Economics, Inc. (panelists)

Special guest Rob Bilott was a lunch presentation speaker.