At Troutman Sanders, our lawyers have been involved in asbestos litigation since its inception in the late 1970s. With more than three decades of experience in this area, we have played a wide variety of roles – including national counsel, regional counsel and local counsel – in numerous jurisdictions – federal and state – across the country. We have collectively handled all stages of asbestos litigation from discovery to trials to appeals, and we have represented a broad array of clients in a variety of industries. Our clients have included premises owners, equipment manufacturers (pumps, diesel engines, valve, and boilers), friction products manufacturers (automotive and aviation brake products), laboratory equipment manufacturers, specialty construction products, gasket and seal manufacturers, and conglomerates with a wide range of products consisting of asbestos-containing components..
Within the United States, we have served as national counsel for clients, advising on the defense and coordination of their cases across the country. We have also advised foreign clients on asbestos litigation in the United States and its attendant issues, such as personal jurisdiction and forum issues. Additionally, we have advised on asbestos liabilities in connection with potential M&A transactions for clients, and we have experience in obtaining insurance coverage for asbestos liabilities and claims for many clients.
We are prepared to answer our clients' questions regarding asbestos-related problems, especially in connection with transactions and Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA) complaints. We represent property owners, tenants and lenders in all areas related to asbestos identification, abatement, disposal and management (including development of operations and maintenance plans) for properties located throughout the United States.
We provide advice to various companies, including hotels, mining companies, manufacturing facilities and metal plating companies on asbestos National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) requirements triggered by demolition/renovation activities.