Lathrop GPM PFAS Team Honored in Top Legal Innovations Awards by Missouri Lawyers Media


KANSAS CITY (December 8, 2021) – Missouri Lawyers Media named the Lathrop GPM PFAS Team to its “Top Legal Innovations” awards for 2021. The awards celebrate excellence in legal innovation across the state by recognizing attorneys, firms and businesses whose progressive work drives new practice areas, services and strategies.

The firm’s PFAS Team was named to the Emerging Practice Areas category for supporting a practice area in an emerging legal field and being among the first to develop deep experience in the area. Lathrop GPM is experienced in developing regulatory strategy and defending litigation in the area of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) and has been involved in some of the nation’s most-publicized cases.

PFAS compounds, often referred to as “forever chemicals,” are under increasing scrutiny as the Biden Administration and Environmental Protection Agency propose new regulations to reduce PFAS contamination in air, water and food. There are nearly 5,000 different types of PFAS and the ubiquity of these compounds presents a unique challenge for a wide swath of companies that have worked with various molecular permutations of this class of chemicals.

The Lathrop GPM PFAS Team closely follows both the law and the science of PFAS, including PFAS health effects evaluation and standard setting, and helps clients mitigate related risks and regularly provide advice on compliance issues.

Learn more about the firm’s PFAS practice in a profile by Missouri Lawyers Media, here.  

Lathrop GPM follows PFAS legislative developments as attention over PFAS continues to grow. Follow the PFAS Playbook for further developments.