Brian E. Moskal

Fax 310-201-2368

Environmental Experience

  • Represented an industrial company and landowner in connection with sediment contamination at the Portland Harbor Superfund Site in Oregon
  • Member of a team that defended through trial a municipal water and wastewater agency in a breach of contract action involving discharges of reclaimed water into a Clean Water Act-impaired water body; the case resulted in a complete defense judgment and was featured by the Daily Journal as a top 10 verdict for 2009
  • Represented wastewater agency in connection with EPA enforcement action and consent decree, citizen lawsuits by environmental groups, and Clean Water Act secondary treatment waiver
  • Defended an agricultural chemical manufacturer and distributor in California state court in a multiparty coordinated products liability proceeding involving more than a dozen municipal water agency plaintiffs asserting groundwater contamination-related claims against numerous pesticide manufacturers and distributors
  • Defended a metals manufacturer and former landowner against groundwater contamination-related CERCLA and common law claims by water agencies and enforcement lawsuit by EPA resulting in consent decree
  • Represented a Southern California city in connection with an enforcement action by the San Diego Regional Water Quality Control Board over issues with the city’s wastewater treatment plant
  • Successfully represented a municipal water agency seeking a consistency certification from the California Coastal Commission in connection with a Clean Water Act secondary treatment waiver
  • Represent Northrop Grumman in insurance coverage lawsuit seeking costs incurred in responding to environmental enforcement litigation involving a site formerly operated by an entity acquired by Northrop.
  • Assist several clients including real estate developers and buyers with procuring specialized pollution legal liability insurance policies to cover environmental claims.