Mass tort cases carry the risk of substantial exposure for manufacturers, distributors and retailers. Federal environmental laws such as the Clean Air Act and the Clean Water Act have been strengthened over the past two decades to facilitate easier enforcement by private citizens. Whether the case arises from hazardous chemical exposure or a mandatory recall, the attorneys at LGWM work with the client and expert consultants to provide a creative, sophisticated, and coordinated response and defense. LGWM prides itself in offering the client creative ideas to assess the claims quickly, reduce litigation expenses and resolve the matter in a way beneficial to the client. Because a mass tort claim can affect not only the financial bottom line of a client, but also their very reputation, LGWM teams with the client to develop a comprehensive defense strategy that considers both the legal merits of the claim and the business ramifications.