PFAS Risk Management in 2022

What to Expect from USEPA’s PFAS Roadmap, Developments in the States, Courts and Around the World


12:00–1:30 pm EST

USEPA's PFAS Strategic Roadmap contains several planned regulatory and other actions in 2022 and beyond. Independent of the Roadmap, various states are proceeding with regulatory initiatives, and PFAS litigation addressing multiple issues continues to make its way through a number of courts. Additionally, countries around the world are taking different actions to address PFAS. As the ways to contend with PFAS continue to evolve, it is more important than ever to consider the future landscape of PFAS risk management.

In a virtual, moderated panel, lawyers from Barnes & Thornburg and PFAS experts from Ramboll will address your most significant questions and concerns, which we'll collect in advance at registration from attendees, regarding PFAS risk management. We’ll also include US and global PFAS regulatory updates as well as our vision for what’s next beyond 2022.

In advance of the webinar, we invite you to take this short survey, which will help guide the topics our expert panel will address.

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Meet our presenters

Barnes & Thornburg
Tammy Helminski


Tammy Helminski advises municipal, manufacturing, institutional, and individual clients on the environmental aspects of their operations. Using her technical background as an engineer and environmental policy experience allows her to analyze legal challenges from various perspectives when providing practical solutions for her clients.

Peter Wright


Peter Wright leverages his experience as a former senior regulator and in-house environmental health and safety managing counsel to offer a unique and well-rounded perspective that helps his clients resolve complicated issues related to remediation, PFAS regulatory matters, corporate environmental and social governance (ESG) practices, and the environmental aspects of transactions.

Charlie Denton


Charlie Denton represents an array of clients in environmental and toxic tort litigation, enforcement defense, regulatory compliance solutions and pollution insurance coverage disputes. He also serves as an alternative dispute resolution (ADR) neutral mediator and arbitrator. Persistent and highly collaborative, Charlie can take complicated issues and challenges and then identify a strategic path to achieve the client’s objectives.

Eric Wood, PHg, LSP


Eric Wood has over 30 years' experience in environmental science and hydrogeology, with expertise in site investigation and remediation, remedial cost estimation, litigation support and expert testimony, insurance technical support and coverage cases, cost allocation, environmental forensics, environmental liability valuation, due diligence, redevelopment of industrial properties, and environmental compliance. Eric has considerable expertise assisting clients with matters related to PFAS, including complex site investigations in overburden and bedrock, groundwater flow, and fate and transport assessments.

Jaana Pietari, PhD, MBA, PE

Senior Managing Consultant

Dr. Jaana Pietari has more than 20 years of professional and academic experience in environmental remediation, the fate and transport of contaminants, the reconstruction of environmental releases to groundwater and sediments, and environmental forensics. She has evaluated the sources and fate and transport of emerging contaminants, such as PFAS and 1,2,3-trichloropropane (1,2,3-TCP); chlorinated solvents; polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs); petroleum hydrocarbons; and polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs). 

Matt Traister, PE

Vice President

Matt Traister is a chemical engineer with more than three decades of environmental consulting experience. He provides technical expertise in the fields of air quality, environmental fate and transport analyses, vapor intrusion, and more recently, emerging contaminants. His work with PFAS includes emissions testing, permitting, fate and transport analyses and developing air emission control strategies for a variety of industrial applications, including chemical manufacturing, surface coating operations and semiconductor manufacturing.


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Barnes & Thornburg

With more than 700 attorneys and other legal professionals, Barnes & Thornburg is one of the largest law firms in the country. The firm serves clients worldwide from offices in Atlanta, Boston, California, Chicago, Delaware, Indiana, Michigan, Minneapolis, New York, Ohio, Raleigh, Salt Lake City, Texas and Washington, D.C. More information is available at btlaw.com