Overview

We advise chemical product manufacturers, distributors and users on all aspects of chemical regulation matters. We work closely with federal agencies to ensure clients receive the efficient, coordinated legal services needed to address compliance issues and enforcement actions quickly and cost-effectively.

Our national practice covers the full spectrum of chemical legislation including:

  • Federal Hazardous Substances Act (FHSA)
  • Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA)
  • Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA)
  • Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA)

In addition, we help clients comply with other environmental statutes including the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA), Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), and Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA, or Superfund Act).

We also defend environmental enforcement actions and represent clients in court and administrative proceedings. Our multidisciplinary team integrates our firm’s regulatory, litigation and government relations experience to help clients achieve favorable results.

    Podcasts
    Environmental L.A.W.S.: Learning from the Past and Planning for the Future
    August 5, 2020

    A discussion between Thompson Hine partners Devin Barry and Joel Eagle

    In this podcast, Devin shares some observations on clients’ compliance challenges arising from COVID-19, and discusses with Joel how these challenges can be used to develop future COVID-19 compliance and enforcement defense strategies. Join us for this lively discussion that will be of interest to in-house counsel and EHS managers interested in proactively addressing compliance as the pandemic continues to create challenges throughout 2020.

    Environmental L.A.W.S.: Manufacturing Plant Closures: Legal Compliance & Strategic Decision-Making for Investigation, Remediation & Sale
    September 1, 2020

    A discussion between Thompson Hine partners Andy Kolesar and Wray Blattner.

    In this episode, Andy shares his insights on strategic considerations for companies closing former manufacturing plants (something happening more frequently as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic) that can lead to favorable outcomes in terms of complying with legal requirements, conducting cost-effective cleanups and maximizing the sale price. Andy and Wray discuss the pros and cons of mothballing former manufacturing properties, the risks and benefits of Phase II sampling to help quantify cleanup costs, long-term risk management considerations, and the key elements of effective corporate-wide plant closing and remediation programs. Join us for this lively discussion that will be of interest to in-house counsel, EHS managers and corporate real estate professionals who are facing (or will face) the challenges presented by plant closures.