- Manufacturing & Transportation
- Environmental Remediation & Superfund
|Contact Info||Telephone: 314.480.1769|
|University ||University of Missouri - Columbia, B.J., Journalism, 1997|
|Law School||Washington University School of Law, J.D., 2002 Order of the Coif, Washington University Law Quarterly|
|Admitted||2002, Missouri; 2003, Illinois; 2002, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Missouri|
Professional Associations and Memberships
•American Bar Association
•The Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis
•Law 360, Environmental Editorial Advisory Board, 2011-2012
•The Missouri Bar
Jason focuses his practice on complex environmental and general business litigation matters on behalf of clients primarily in the manufacturing industry. His industry experience includes:
•Representing clients in managing complex Superfund (CERCLA) sites across the country, including working to secure cost-effective, creative and environmentally protective remedies through coordination with clients and technical consultants and negotiations with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and state agencies.
•Representing clients nationwide as plaintiffs and defendants in high-profile cost recovery and contribution actions under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA).
•Defending clients in judicial and administrative environmental enforcement actions under the Clean Air Act and Clean Water Act.
In addition to traditional environmental matters, Jason represents clients in exposure and toxic tort lawsuits regarding alleged environmental contamination, including personal injury and property damage lawsuits.
Awards and Recognitions
•National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Corporate Achiever, 2007-2008
•St. Luke's Life & Hope Fund, Board of Directors, 2011-2013; Golf Tournament, chair, 2013
• The Hon. Harriett O'Neill, Supreme Court of Texas, 2000
• The Hon. G. Patrick Murphy, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Illinois, 2001-2002
•Represent Fortune 500 and Fortune 1000 clients as plaintiffs in high-profile cost-recovery action regarding contamination in Anniston, Ala. Defendants have incurred approximately $40 million addressing residential contamination.
•Represent Fortune 500 and Fortune 1000 clients at Superfund sites in Sauget, Ill. Provide overall site strategy advice and counseling, including managing and participating in primary responsible party (PRP) groups, negotiating settlements and allocations, and assisting with technical submissions.
•Advised Fortune 500 client on steering committee for PRP group at former deep-well disposal facility in Texas City, Texas. The United States' Record of Decision (ROD) at the site chose the PRP group's preferred remedy and the group negotiated a remedial design and remedial action consent decree. PRP group recovered more than $14 million from nonparticipating parties without filing a lawsuit.
•Defended oil refining company regarding alleged petroleum-hydrocarbon (TPH) contamination at Hartford in Madison County, Ill. Plaintiffs agreed to dismiss multiple personal injury cases because of lack of product exposure.
•Represented refining and chemical company in litigation regarding purchased facility's Clean Air Act compliance.
•Defended client against alleged violations of the Clean Water Act, including defining and implementing a wetlands mitigation project.
5.01.12 Fraudulent Identification Numbers Issued Under EPA's Renewable Fuel Standard: Buyer Beware
4.12.11 CERCLA Settlements and PRP Intervention
3.02.11 PRP Cost Recovery under CERCLA: Recovery & Defense Strategies under 107 & 113
9.24.10 The Assault on 107 Recovery Claims, Environmental Law 360
1.01.07 A Comprehensive Reading of CERCLA After Cooper v. Aviall, Environmental Litigation Committee's Newsletter
6.01.04 Pursuing Natural Resource Damages on a Contingency Fee Basis - Implications of New Jersey's Program for Illinois and Missouri, The St. Louis Bar Journal
In The News
2.10.11 Jason Flower Named to Law360 Advisory Board
1.05.10 Husch Blackwell Sanders Names 16 Attorneys as Partners
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