The Firm is proud of its extensive experience and expertise in toxic tort litigation. Our lawyers have defended some of the most prominent companies in the world against claims alleging injuries caused by exposure to a variety of chemicals, petrochemicals, solvents, and other substances. Our lawyers won a defense verdict the first pure benzene exposure case tried in New York State and have won a large number of toxic tort cases on motion and at the appellate level. The Firm presently serves as regional toxic tort counsel, as preferred toxic tort counsel, and on national defense teams in toxic tort litigation for a number of publicly traded companies in the specialty, building products, chemical, energy, and petrochemical industries. Given our expertise, the Firm is often retained to represent groups of companies through joint defense arrangements. Clients also frequently retain our lawyers to consult on broader issues presented by cases in which other lawyers are serving as lead counsel, and to complement or support lead counsel on discrete issues, including with respect to dispositive motion practice, company witnesses, and settlement.