The New Jersey Attorney General and NJDEP Commissioner have announced a “new day” in the state’s effort to recover natural resource damages. Attorney General Grewal stated, “We are going to hold polluters accountable – no matter how big, no matter how powerful, no matter how long they’ve been getting away with it. And we’re sending a message to every company across the state: if you pollute our natural resources, we are going to make you pay.”

Join us for a program discussing:

  • An overview of the legal and technical issues that form the basis of a natural resource damage claim
  • Lessons from one of the biggest settlements achieved to date on such a claim from the current and former state representatives who oversaw that settlement
  • Perspectives from the Attorney General’s office
  • The availability of insurance coverage for such claims

We will also address certain ethical issues that must be considered in defending a natural resource damage claim, including director and officer liability and the potential for conflicts, and managing expectations in the face of high profile, high stakes litigation.


  • David Apy, Assistant Attorney General in Charge, Environmental Practice Group, Office of the Attorney General, Division of Law
  • Lynda A. Bennett, Partner; Chair, Insurance Recovery Group, Lowenstein Sandler LLP
  • Frank Piccininni, Senior Attorney and Account Executive, SterlingRisk Environmental and Professional Services
  • Christopher Porrino, Former Attorney General of New Jersey; Partner; Chair, Litigation Department, Lowenstein Sandler LLP
  • Richard F. Ricci, Partner; Chair, Environmental Law & Litigation, Lowenstein Sandler LLP
  • Ken Siet, Vice President and Principal-in-Charge of TRC’s Engineering, Consulting and Remediation (ECR) Mid-Atlantic Region

Location: Lowenstein Sandler, One Lowenstein Drive, Roseland, New Jersey 07068; 973.597.2500

To register: Email