Broadcast Date: Wednesday, July 20, 2022
from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm (ET)


Widespread environmental damages to waterways and properties due to hazardous substances continue to bring health risks and negative effects on the U.S. economy. To alleviate the problem, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has established national rules and strengthened existing controls of disposal and discharge, particularly those contaminants that can pollute waterways, groundwater, drinking water, and the air, such as coal ash and trichloroethylene.

Any violation could result in toxic tort litigation, which is complex and can take years to resolve. To avoid pitfalls, municipal and industrial entities should monitor the EPA’s enforcement efforts to structure an effective compliance strategy aligned with their public services and businesses.

Listen as experienced environmental lawyers Catherine W. Anglin, Esq. (Paine | Tarwater | Bickers, LLP) and David R. Gillay (Barnes & Thornburg, LLP) provide a comprehensive discussion of the recent developments in toxic torts and environmental law. The speakers will dig deeper into its implications among regulators and other concerned organizations. They will also offer effective compliance strategies in this high-stakes area of law.

Key issues that will be covered in this course are:

  • Toxic torts: Background
  • Coal Combustion Residues (“CCRs”)
  • Overarching Observations
  • Trichloroethylene (“TCE”)


Course Level:



Print and review course materials

Method of Presentation:

On-Demand Webcast


Course Code:




General knowledge of environmental laws


NY Category of CLE Credit: 

Areas of Professional Practice


Total Credits

1.0 CLE

Speaker Panel:

Catherine W. Anglin, Esq., Attorney
Paine | Tarwater | Bickers, LLP

Catherine Anglin focuses her civil litigation practice on complex toxic tort and products liability litigation, environmental law, health & safety, and construction law.  In asbestos litigation she represents both product and premises defendants.  Catherine has experience in a full range of environmental law matters, including Brownfields projects, sinkholes, mold, and landfills. Similarly, she has experience related to the full suite of potential contaminants – from coal combustion residues (“CCRs”), PFAS, VOCs, SVOCs, and metals to nitroaromatics.

Her work in these fields is buttressed by the 13-year career she enjoyed as an environmental consultant prior to practicing law. Catherine received her law degree from the University of Tennessee in 2009 and her Bachelor of Science degree from Georgia Tech in 1996.

David R. Gillay, Partner
Barnes & Thornburg, LLP

David leads Barnes & Thornburg LLP’s Environmental department’s remediation, redevelopment, and environmental transactions practices. He has focused on the legal, regulatory, and technical impact and implications related to the vapor intrusion pathway, chlorinated VOCs (with an emphasis on TCE), and potential long-term stewardship obligations related to environmentally challenged properties. David supports the Firms’ Toxic Torts practice group and works closely with nationally-known experts on a wide array of technical issues.

David was recently elected to join the American Association of Radon Scientists and Technologists (AARST) Board of Directors and continues to serve as counsel of record for the Midwestern States Environmental Consultants Association (MESCA). Prior to joining Barnes & Thornburg, he obtained an advanced environmental engineering degree and practiced as an environmental consultant on various projects across the country.

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Catherine W. Anglin, Esq.Attorney

Paine | Tarwater | Bickers, LLP

  • Toxic torts
    • Background: chemicals involved and related injuries; recent developments within various types of toxic torts and the current status of litigation within those areas.
    • Elements needed to prove toxic torts cases and the type of evidence needed for each, including the types of experts to involve.
  • Coal Combustion Residues (“CCRs”)
    • Background on CCRs – one of the largest industrial waste streams in the U.S. with a long history of generation and disposal.
    • Regulation of CCRs, including EPA’s CCR Rule.
    • Areas of litigation related to CCRs.


David R. GillayPartner

Barnes & Thornburg, LLP

  • Overarching Observations
    • Revelations springing from risk-based cleanups and closures
    • Evolution of the vapor intrusion pathway
    • Preferential pathways
  • Trichloroethylene (“TCE”)
    • Toxicity revolution and focus on non-cancer short term action levels
    • Recent Seventh Circuit Ct of Appeals decision
    • Use of regulatory screening levels
    • What constituents and imminent and substantial endangerment?

Date & Time:

Wednesday, July 20, 2022

12:00 pm to 1:00 pm (ET)

Who Should Attend:

  • Toxic Tort Attorneys
  • Environmental Lawyers
  • Product Liability Attorneys
  • Product Safety Managers/Specialists
  • General Counsel
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Catherine W. Anglin, Esq.Attorney
Paine | Tarwater | Bickers, LLP
David R. GillayPartner
Barnes & Thornburg, LLP



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