John Parker, vice chair of the firm’s Environmental Practice Group, defends clients across the country in complex environmental and toxic tort litigation, and advises them on environmental regulatory and compliance matters.
He counsels clients on the full spectrum of state and federal regulations governing environmental disputes and regulatory actions, including the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA), the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, and others.
John focuses a significant portion of his practice on litigating civil and administrative environmental matters such as cost recovery actions, citizen suits, and enforcement proceedings relating to site contaminations, spills, and remediations involving underground storage tanks, PCBs, and the fuel additive MTBE. He also provides risk management, litigation avoidance, and other strategic counsel on environmental compliance and related issues.
John regularly handles matters pertaining to toxic exposures, lead paint poisoning, mold, asbestos, beryllium, repetitive stress injury, and more. He also litigates matters involving contamination and exposure to chemicals and substances such as PFAS, 1,4-Dioxane, TCE, and benzene.
John’s finely honed legal counsel offers clients remarkable insight into how best to defend complex, high-exposure liability claims. He also acts as counsel for owners, construction managers, contractors, subcontractors, and architects and engineers on large-scale construction projects and advises on contractual and insurance matters and issues pertaining to labor law.
In addition, John has more than 25 years’ experience serving the legal needs and defending the interests of product manufacturers, general contractors, and others on issues of liability and damages in state and federal courts around the country.
His varied practice includes work in the pharmaceutical arena, where he assists major pharmaceutical companies and medical device manufacturers in product liability actions, asset purchase agreements/joint development agreements, and the interpretation of FDA regulatory provisions.
He also defends premises liability and security-related matters on behalf of hoteliers and restaurant chains, and represents local and national motor carriers/truck insurers in matters involving personal injury and wrongful death..
John regularly writes and lectures on emerging environmental issues impacting the regulated industry and serves as co-editor of Goldberg Segalla’s Environmental Law Monitor, the firm’s weekly environmental blog publication.
- Defense Research Institute
- Claims & Litigation Management Alliance
- Fordham University School of Law, J.D., 1989
- State University of New York at Albany, B.A., summa cum laude, 1985
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