Catastrophic Event/Disaster Litigation

A catastrophic event or disaster resulting from a spill, release, fire, explosion, or blowout has the potential to cause substantial damage to a company.  Such an event demands an immediate, multi-faceted response in order to attempt to minimize regulatory issues, business and supply interruption issues, contractual and tort liability issues, and issues involving the preservation of evidence.  We have significant, on-the-ground experience representing clients in the immediate aftermath of catastrophic events and disasters, during initial government investigations relating to disasters, and continuing through the conclusion of regulatory and litigation proceedings.  In addition, because catastrophic event and disaster litigation is an area in which prior preparation is key, we provide counseling to companies before any such event occurs, to assist in developing and implementing a strategy for responding should such an event occur in the future.