GSI to co-present “Could PFAS Bankrupt your Business?” to Alameda County Bar Association on April 9.


Linda Hall, Ph.D. (Speaker) and Gwen Caviness, MPH (Moderator) to present a talk tilted “Could PFAS Bankrupt Your Business?” to the Alameda County Bar Association (ACBA) on April 9, 2019 from 12 to 1:30 p.m.

The presentation will focus on the legal and environmental liabilities of Per- and Polyfluoroakyl substances (PFAS) and will offer CLE credit. Additional presenters are Jeffrey Dintzer of Alston & Bird LLP and Lydia Dorrance, Ph.D. of Roux Associates, Inc. Meeting details can be found here:

https://acba.intouchondemand.com/aaeventinfo.aspx?eventid=12601

In widespread commercial use for decades, the group of chemicals known as PFAS are ubiquitous in our economy; in the environment; and in our courts.   PFAS, used in everything from non-stick cookware to fast-food wrappers to fire-fighting foam, have gone from being relatively unknown environmental contaminants with little regulation or oversight, to sitting at the epicenter of a full-blown environmental crisis with associated legal liabilities already reaching into the billions of dollars.  Just as significantly, many businesses may not yet recognize that they have used or released PFAS – an uncertainty that poses enormous risks to a company’s viability.

The environmental and human health liabilities surrounding PFAS are not going away any time soon – on the contrary, like asbestos, PFAS liabilities will likely persist for years.  An ever-shifting regulatory and legal landscape, concern over PFAS health effects, and widespread environmental detection are expected to drive claims of negligence, property damage, toxicity, and natural resource damage for decades to come.
In this program, we will address:

●Legal precedents and rapid regulatory developments, particularly at the State level, that have huge financial implications for business.
●The chemistry, prevalence and health effects of PFAS that make them uniquely positioned to  destroy your business.
●Tools to identify potential liabilities and mitigate risk associated with PFAS.

Make sure you understand your business’ potential PFAS liabilities and if/how PFAS could ruin your business! 

For more information on this presentation or PFAS, please contact Linda Hall at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Gwen Caviness at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The environmental and human health liabilities surrounding PFAS are not going away any time soon – on the contrary, like asbestos, PFAS liabilities will likely persist for years. An ever-shifting regulatory and legal landscape, concern over PFAS health effects, and widespread environmental detection are expected to drive claims of negligence, property damage, toxicity, and natural resource damage for decades to come.

In this program, we will address:

        Legal precedents and rapid regulatory developments, particularly at the State level, that have huge financial implications for business.

        The chemistry, prevalence and health effects of PFAS that make them uniquely positioned to  destroy your business.

        Tools to identify potential liabilities and mitigate risk associated with PFAS.

Make sure you understand your business’ potential PFAS liabilities and if/how PFAS could ruin your business! 

For more information on this presentation or PFAS, please contact Linda Hall at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Gwen Caviness at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..