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Peter A. Alpert, Partner, Ropes & Gray LLP to Speak at KCís CERCLA, Property Damage and Personal Injury Claims Demystified Live Webcast

New York, NY, July 09, 2014 --( The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that Peter A. Alpert, Partner will speak at the Knowledge Congress’ webcast entitled: “CERCLA, Property Damage and Personal Injury Claims Demystified LIVE Webcast”. This event is scheduled for July 23, 2014 from 10:00am – 12:00pm (ET).

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About Peter A. Alpert
Peter Alpert represents industrial, institutional, financial, developer and municipal clients on a broad range of environmental and land-use matters. He has represented institutions and developers in the permitting of large-scale real estate development projects in Massachusetts. His permitting experience spans the full range of entitlement programs, including zoning, wetlands, historic preservation, transportation, endangered species, water management and water supply, and federal and state environmental impact review. A substantial part of Peter’s practice is devoted to federal and state superfund matters, including the negotiation and administration of CERCLA consent decrees, the implementation of institutional controls, settlement of cost recovery and property damage claims, and the design and implementation of privatized response actions under the Massachusetts Contingency Plan, including two of the largest MCP-driven cleanups ever performed. He has represented numerous industrial and institutional clients in defense of federal and state environmental enforcement actions initiated pursuant to federal and state air, water, hazardous waste management, and wetlands laws. Peter also advises corporate clients on environmental issues that arise on both the buy and sell side during private equity and merger and acquisition transactions, including the management of preemptive due diligence activities, structuring of environmental representation and warranties, and the use of environmental insurance to manage governmental and third party risk associated with active and legacy properties.

About Ropes & Gray LLP
When clients come to Ropes & Gray, they find a global team of more than 1,100 professionals, whose top-notch skills, varied backgrounds and unique perspectives can help them meet high-stakes challenges, solve complex problems and reach their goals. Many of the world’s most respected companies and institutions are longtime clients. We also serve many organizations (and investors and individuals) at all stages of the business life cycle, from start-ups to establishment as industry leaders. The firm has offices in New York, Washington, D.C., Boston, Chicago, San Francisco, Silicon Valley, London, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Tokyo and Seoul, and has consistently been recognized for its leading practices in many areas, including real estate, private equity, M&A, life sciences, health care, finance, investment management, hedge funds, tax, bankruptcy & business restructuring, intellectual property, litigation, securities litigation, and government enforcement.

Event Synopsis:

The Knowledge Group has assembled a panel of key thought leaders to provide the audience with an in-depth analysis of CERCLA in relation to property damage and personal injury claims which are currently under the scrutiny of the Supreme Court.

In a two-hour live webcast, the speakers will discuss:
- Relationship between CERCLA and State Law Toxic Tort causes of action
- Discussion on Recent Cases (i.e. CTS Corporation v. Waldburger, et al, Harris v. Bristol-Myers Squibb Co., and Chubb Custom Insurance Co. v. Space Systems Loral, Inc., et al.)
- Application of State or Federal Discovery Rule in Accrual of State Law Claims
- Jurisdictions with Statutes of Repose Preserved by CTS decision
- Best Practices for Plaintiff and Defendant in Applying CERCLA Statute of Limitation

About The Knowledge Group, LLC/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series

The Knowledge Group was established with the mission to produce unbiased, objective, and educational live webinars that examine industry trends and regulatory changes from a variety of different perspectives. The goal is to deliver a unique multilevel analysis of an important issue affecting business in a highly focused format. To contact or register to an event, please visit:
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