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Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS)

MMM offers industry leadership and deep expertise in technical, policy, and regulatory issues surrounding PFAS.

Various industries, from retail shopping to heavy manufacturing, face an avalanche of recent regulations and litigation concerning PFAS. PFAS, also known as "forever chemicals," are a group of manufactured chemicals designed explicitly for their stable and repellant qualities, which make them highly persistent in the environment. For decades, PFAS were not regulated and their impacts to human health and the environment were unknown. However, recent studies have found that PFAS are toxic, nearly indestructible, and essentially ubiquitous in the environment because of their widespread historical use. These studies have led federal and some state environmental agencies to increasingly regulate PFAS, including eliminating the use of certain PFAS and requiring the investigation and remediation of PFAS released to the environment.

Our attorneys have a strong track record advising clients on the evolving PFAS regulatory landscape, which covers everything from cleanup of PFAS, manufacturing restrictions and associated reporting under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), and compliance with standards for drinking water and potential sources thereof under the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA). Our attorneys leverage their deep connections with federal and state regulators and environmental consultants around the country to resolve issues in a timely and favorable fashion for our clients. Our team also stands ready to litigate matters that have resulted in or necessitate filing suit. 

Ways We Can Help

  • Environmental Due Diligence
  • Risk Allocation in Corporate and Real Estate Transactions
  • Release Assessment and Remediation
  • Permitting
  • Compliance
  • Litigation
  • Regulatory Developments