Allison E. McAdam

Partner

925.282.8011

amcadam@vnf.com

3717 Mt. Diablo Boulevard
Suite 200
Lafayette, California 94549
  • Serving as General Counsel for Willits Environmental Remediation Trust which oversees a multi-million dollar environmental cleanup in Willits, California subject to a federal court-approved consent decree.
  • Representing numerous clients and providing strategic recommendations on environmental contamination litigation, including in the Lower Fox River/Green Bay Superfund Site in Wisconsin (PCBs), the Anniston PCB Site in Anniston, Alabama (PCBs and Lead) and the Rockets, Fireworks, and Flares Superfund Site in Rialto, California (Perchlorate and Trichloroethylene (TCE)). 
  • Handling complex, multi-party environmental and insurance coverage litigation, including various aspects of pre-trial preparation and discovery, substantive motions, mediation and appeals.
  • Litigating environmental cases for clients in industrial and retail dry cleaning, oil refining, paper manufacturing, recycling, automotive manufacturing, foundry and fireworks manufacturing industries. 
  • Working closely with environmental consultants, state and local regulatory agencies and insurers to facilitate investigation and cleanup of impacted properties.
  • Obtaining insurance defense and coverage for clients facing potential underlying claims alleging product liability, environmental damage and other types of liability.
  • Successfully pursuing declaratory relief, breach of contract and bad faith actions on behalf of clients seeking to establish coverage for a variety of liabilities