Matthew Conley Co-Authors Natural Resource Damages Chapter of New Jersey Environmental Law Handbook

Archer Partner Matthew R. Connelly was selected to co-author the Natural Resource Damages chapter of Bernan Press’s recently released 9th edition of the New Jersey Environmental Law Handbook. This revised edition of the New Jersey Environmental Law Handbook brings together over 40 of New Jersey’s most experienced environmental law practitioners to provide essential facts and insights found in one resource.

The Handbook breaks down some of the State’s complex environmental laws and regulations and makes them more understandable, useable and practical for readers. Mr. Conley’s chapter addresses, among other topics, the Spill Act, Public Trust Doctrine, Role of the NJDEP, Natural Resource Damages Litigation, Allocation of Money Recovered for NRD, and Limitations Period for the State to bring a NRD Claim.

An expert in the area of natural resource damages, Mr. Conley concentrates his practice on complex environmental, toxic tort and products liability litigation. He prosecutes and defends claims relating to environmental contamination, including cost recovery, contribution and property diminution. He currently represents Fortune 100 companies and multinational companies at large Superfund sediment sites and in response to claims relating to per- and polyflourinated alkyl substances (PFAS). Mr. Conley also has extensive experience advising clients on environmental regulatory matters in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and other jurisdictions, with particularly relating to the Site Remediation Reform Act, the Licensed Site Remediation Professional program, and the Industrial Site Recovery Act in New Jersey, RCRA corrective action, as well as the Act 2 process in Pennsylvania. Mr. Conley is a frequent author and speaker for industry associations and stakeholder groups on topics related to natural resource damages and environmental law.

For 20 years, Archer’s environmental law group has been at the forefront of complex and emerging NRD issues and routinely handle NRD matters initiated by federal and state trustees throughout the country.  At the federal level, Archer’s environmental law attorneys have extensive experience navigating and litigating NRD matters under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) or Superfund and the Oil Pollution Act (OPA).

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