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John McGahren, Partner with Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP, to Speak at The Knowledge Group’s Toxic Tort and Environmental Litigation: Trends & Strategies for 2017 & Beyond

New York, NY, October 13, 2017 --( The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that John McGahren, Partner with Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP, will speak at The Knowledge Group’s webcast entitled: “Toxic Tort and Environmental Litigation: Trends & Strategies for 2017 & Beyond.” This event is scheduled for November 7, 2017 from 12:00pm – 2:00pm (ET).

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About John McGahren

John McGahren is the Princeton litigation practice leader and deputy chair of the firm’s global environmental practice. John counsels clients on litigation, enforcement, and transactional matters. He prosecutes and defends citizen suits, Superfund and RCRA disputes, Clean Water and Air Act litigation, state law actions, and natural resource damage claims. He represents clients in commercial litigation, products liability, toxic tort, and government contract claims. John frequently provides counsel on US federal and state regulatory matters and investigations.

John serves as a federal mediator for the District of New Jersey and as a state mediator for the New Jersey Supreme Court Civil Mediation Program. As part of his volunteer work, he has been a member of the board of directors of NJ Law and Education Empowerment Project, which empowers urban youth from underserved neighborhoods to perform at high academic levels.

Before practicing law, John was a licensed professional engineer in the US Environmental Protection Agency Region II Superfund program, working on sites in New York, New Jersey, and Puerto Rico.

About Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP

Founded in 1873, Morgan Lewis offers more than 2,000 legal professionals including lawyers, patent agents, benefits advisers, regulatory scientists, and other specialists—in 28 offices across the United States, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. The firm provides comprehensive litigation, corporate, transactional, regulatory, intellectual property, and labor and employment legal services to clients of all sizes—from globally established industry leaders to just-conceived start-ups. For more information about Morgan Lewis or its practices.


Along with the advancement in corporate industry is the increased in the number of dangerous and toxic substances in the environment, hence, intensifying toxic tort class action claims involving environmental and chemical exposures over the past few decades. While the courts already issued several key rulings on the litigation of toxic tort class claims, trends in toxic tort and environmental litigation are continuously evolving. Aside from the arduous task of tracing the source of the chemical or substance that caused or may have caused the injury, financial damages can reach up to millions of dollars.

Join a panel of key thought leaders and experienced toxic tort and environmental litigators assembled by The Knowledge Group as they bring the audience to a road beyond the basics of bringing or defending against toxic tort class claims and as they delve into an in-depth analysis of the current trends and recent court rulings involving toxic tort class litigation. Speakers will also provide the audience with practical strategies in bringing out the best in these lawsuits in a rapidly evolving legal climate.

Some of the major key topics will include:

• The Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) – An Overview
• Environmental Compliance & Transactions
• Class Actions Involving Toxic Torts – Recent Court Rulings and Litigations
• Discovery and Preparing Evidence
• Document Management
• The Chemical Data Reporting (CDR) Rule Requirements
• Import and Export Requirements under TSCA
• Liability, Violations and Penalties
• Recent Developments

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