Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS)
Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances ("PFAS") have become ubiquitous in certain industrial applications and certain household or everyday consumer goods. These include the semiconductor industry, textiles and leather, packaging, cosmetics, and pharmaceuticals and medical devices. The regulatory landscape for both PFAS manufacturers and consumers is increasingly complex, particularly in the United States (on a federal and state basis) and in the European Union. PFAS are also the source of significant litigation and risk for both manufacturers and, increasingly, users. We regularly counsel companies on PFAS-related regulation and bring to bear decades of product liability litigation experience in defending clients in PFAS-related litigation, both in the United States and globally.
Our deep global regulatory knowledge and the experience of our trial and appellate lawyers, particularly in responding to regulatory and criminal investigations relating to PFAS and similar substances, enable us to assist clients in developing a global PFAS strategy, and to respond to challenges and claims against them.