Lathrop Gage LLP
Mr. Ford has a wide range of litigation experience in complex litigation including environmental, general business litigation, and products liability. He has successfully represented clients in multidistrict and class action litigation throughout the country.
In the environmental area, Mr. Ford represents several multi-national clients as both plaintiffs and defendants in environmental cost recovery litigation, and in negotiations with government agencies, allocation proceedings, PRP searches and remediation coordination. Mr. Ford has extensive experience in underground storage tank litigation and administrative proceedings with governmental remediation funds. He has experience with both hazardous and non-hazardous waste water treatment issues, Clean Water Act Section 404, dredge and fill permits, Supplemental Environmental Projects and alleged Oil Pollution Act violations. In general business litigation Mr. Ford has represented business interests of both plaintiffs and defendants in numerous multimillion-dollar lawsuits, including defense of multi district class action litigation alleging billions of dollars in damages. Mr. Ford has substantial experience representing defense contractors, including litigation arising out of operations and deactivation of Army Ammunition Plants.
In the products liability area, Mr. Ford has worked on cases involving alleged multiple chemical sensitivity, carcinogenic chemicals, explosives and other retail and wholesale goods.