May 28, 2021
In their weekly “shout outs” American Lawyer
recognized Kelley Drye partners Bill Jackson
and John Gilmour
as Litigator of the week runners-up for their work as part of the team representing the Territory of Guam at the U.S. Supreme Court. The team received a unanimous SCOTUS opinion, which provides important guidance on the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act, reversed a D.C. Circuit decision that would have left Guam alone responsible for an estimated $160 million cleanup of the Ordot Dump—roughly the equivalent of one-fifth of Guam’s annual budget. The U.S. Navy built the dump on Guam during World War II and used it for decades to dispose of military waste, including Agent Orange and DDT.