Mr. Irvin M. Freilich focuses his practice in the areas of complex commercial and environmental litigation. He has extensive experience in the representation of potentially responsible parties in litigation and administrative actions initiated by the United States Environmental Protection Agency, state governmental authorities, and private parties brought under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA), the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), state environmental statutes, and common law.
He has also represented defendants in toxic tort litigation involving claims by parties seeking damages for personal injuries and property damage resulting from exposure to hazardous substances and materials. Mr. Freilich also has extensive experience in the representation of policyholders in complex, multi-party insurance coverage litigation, primarily involving environmental insurance claims.
Because of his experience and abilities in these areas, he has often been retained as common counsel or group counsel in such matters. In addition to his law practice, Mr. Freilich has experience with complex commercial matters, including antitrust, breach of contract, unfair competition, legal malpractice, and constitutional litigation.
- Georgetown University Law Center (J.D.)
- Editor, Georgetown University Law Journal
- University of Cincinnati (B.A., with high honors)
- State of New Jersey
- United States District Court for the District of New Jersey
- United States District Court for the Southern District of New York
- United States District Court for the Northern District of New York
- United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
- New Jersey State Bar Association
- Current Member and Past-Chair, Professional Responsibility Committee
- American Bar Association
- Environmental Section
- Chair, CERCLA Litigation Sub-Committee
- District Ethics Committee Section V – Member
- Environmental Editorial Advisory Board, 2011
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