Barg Coffin Partner Morgan Gilhuly will speak and Associate Dave Metres will moderate a panel discussion, "Environmental Law Basics: How to be a CERCLA Practitioner" featuring Marie Rongone, Office of Legal Counsel Section Chief at EPA Region IX, and Beveridge & Diamond partner Gary Smith.

DATE: Tuesday, November 13, 2018

TIME: 12pm-2:30 pm

LOCATION: Bar Association of San Francisco, 301 Battery Street, 3rd Floor, San Francisco

PRESENTED BY: The Environmental Law Section of the Bar Association of San Francisco


  • Marie Rongone, Section Chief, EPA Region IX, Office of Legal Counsel
  • Morgan Gilhuly, Partner, Barg Coffin Lewis & Trapp, LLP
  • Gary Smith, Partner, Beveridge & Diamond PC
  • David Metres, Associate, Barg Coffin Lewis & Trapp, LLP (Moderator)


  • Introduction to the federal Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA), commonly known as the Superfund Law
  • Overview of Key CERCLA Principles and Provisions
  • Case Studies of Hot Topics Arising under CERCLA, including: brownfields redevelopment and real estate transactions, defenses to CERCLA liability, managing clients, other parties and cleanups at complex multi-party sites, vapor intrusion, and other hot topics
  • The CERCLA Lawyers’ Toolbox: tools every CERCLA lawyer should have at the ready

MCLE Credit: 2.5 hours

BASF Environmental Law Section Chair: Dave Metres, Barg Coffin Lewis & Trapp, LLP