Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), a class of over 9,000 man-made chemicals that were manufactured and used in a variety of industries around the globe, have made their way into communities around the country. This pollution is particularly common in communities near military installations, airports or industrial sites. Most directly affected are local governments’ drinking water and wastewater, with PFAS also found in soil, landfills, waterways and many other locations.

As communities across the country face challenges around addressing PFAS contamination, many are turning to legal suits for damages and to recover the costs of cleanup. Several large manufacturers of PFAS chemicals have reached settlements with local governments, and other legal cases are still pending in courts.  

These suits come as the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is undergoing several rulemaking processes regarding PFAS and Congress is drafting legislation. Read more here.  

Join this webinar, cohosted by NLC and the International Municipal Lawyers Association, to learn about these legal actions and some considerations if your community wants to get involved. 


  • Erich Eiselt, Deputy General Counsel/Director of Legal Advocacy, International Municipal Lawyers Association  
  • Chris Moody, PE, Regulatory Technical Manager, American Water Works Association 
  • Stephanie Biehl, Partner, Sher Edling, LLC
  • Augie J. Ribeiro, Esq., Chief Executive Officer, Ventura Law
  • Patricia Beety, General Counsel, League of Minnesota Cities

NLC and IMLA do not provide nor intend to provide any legal advice to cities, towns and villages. This webinar is meant for educational purposes only. This webinar may contain information presented from legal entities or other third-parties and NLC and IMLA do not endorse these entities or their materials.