McDermott Will & Emery LLP
Craig H. Zimmerman focuses his practice on mass and toxic tort defense. He has defended companies in a wide variety of exposure and environmental toxic tort matters nationwide.
Many of these matters have involved highly complex and/or multi-jurisdictional toxic tort litigation problems, ranging from purported class actions and multi-district litigation (MDL) proceedings to managing and controlling large dockets of individual cases. Craig currently serves as a national coordinating counsel for a Fortune 100 company with more than 20,000 asbestos cases pending throughout the United States.
More broadly, Craig works with clients to evaluate liability exposure to toxic tort claims, individually and across dockets, and to develop and implement related liability reduction strategies.
Craig also has handled a broad range of more traditional environmental matters, including representing targets of federal and state environmental criminal investigations, defending and prosecuting private environmental cost recovery actions, and defending environmental enforcement and citizen suit cases. In addition to handling a variety of Clean Water Act (CWA) and Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) matters, Craig has managed the defense and participation of a number of clients in substantial, traditional Superfund matters (primarily in Region V).