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PRACTICE / Environmental Sustainability

Operating where consumer
rights meet environmental sustainability

Clarkson’s environmental legal team fights for a marketplace where product labels not only keep their promises, but also protect our ecosystems. Our litigations have revealed products undermining the very essence of their claims, betraying not just consumers, but our planet. For example, products containing PFAS compounds—or “forever chemicals”—irreparably contaminate the environment, as well as bioaccumulate in fish and wildlife. Our environmental legal team also represents concerned consumers against companies that use 1,4-dioxane, a proven carcinogen that contaminates waterways, including surface water, groundwater, and the drinking water of approximately 30 million U.S. citizens.

Consumers, employees, and communities have the right to expect products and services that are safe for their intended use and do not pose a threat to our health or the environment. This includes the right to information about potential environmental risks associated with the use or disposal of products. Clarkson defends against ecological degradation by holding manufacturers accountable for their processes and ingredients that pollute our bodies and ecosystems.

Environmental Sustainability
Environmental Sustainability

Our approach

When you team up with us, you join a multi-disciplinary legal force committed to fighting for an economy that preserves the health of our families, pets, and environment. Every day, we work to hold power to account. We have a portfolio of legal victories and ongoing battles against major corporations whose products were falsely labeled as “non-toxic,” “reef-safe,” or “recyclable.” Our tireless advocacy sends a clear message: deceptive advertising has no place in a world facing environmental crises. And the results of our class actions have returned millions of dollars to consumers and prompted environmental-awareness reform in multiple industries.

Our clients

The people we represent share their experiences because they understand the impact it can have—not just on their own lives, but on the lives of countless others. Our clients take valuable time out of their days to provide testimony, give depositions, and work with our team—all for a purpose far bigger than any one individual.