Winston & Strawn represents numerous chemical companies and manufacturers in an array of legal matters, including environmental and toxic tort matters, patent prosecution and litigation, and corporate transactions.
Our work in the environmental area spans regulatory, enforcement, and litigation matters.
We also have a particularly strong toxic tort practice and have been involved in numerous class actions and Superfund cleanups. We have experience in areas such as toxicology, epidemiology, risk assessment, geochemistry and hydrogeology, remediation engineering, medical causation, and real estate appraisal. We handle lawsuits involving the entire spectrum of allegedly hazardous substances and materials, including volatile and semi-volatile compounds, specialty chemicals, pesticides, heavy metals, plasticizers, oxidizers, and radioactive wastes. In addition, Winston & Strawn has an active patent prosecution practice assisting clients with the prosecution, development, maintenance, and licensing of patent portfolios worldwide, including those pertaining to the chemical industry. Our scientifically trained patent attorneys counsel clients on the discovery of new chemical entities, methods for their production or synthesis, and the use of such entities in various formulations or to achieve a new purpose or result. We also have nationally recognized patent litigation attorneys who represent our chemical industry clients in these types of matters.
Representative clients in the chemical sector include: PPG Industries, Marsulex Corp. and Carus Chemical Co.