Celesq® Programs

CERCLA Arranger Liability: Latest Decisions and Mitigating Risks

Program Number
Program Date

Several years after the landmark decision in Burlington Northern & Santa Fe Railway Co. v. United States, 556 U.S. 599 (2009), federal courts continue to struggle to clarify the circumstances in which a person is liable as an “arranger under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) for arranging for the disposal of hazardous substances. Over the past few years, multiple federal decisions have resulted in case law which both clarifies and confuses what it means to be an arranger. This CLE will discuss recent precedent-setting cases and their potential ramifications on the interpretation of arranger liability. In addition to updating counsel on the latest developments in CERCLA arranger liability, we will explore the implications of the shifting scope of arranger liability on clients across multiple industries and possible strategies for mitigating risk of liability.

Available in States

  • California
  • Georgia
  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • Texas Self Study

Program Categories

  • Administrative Law & Regulations
  • Business Law
  • Business Organizations & Contracts
  • Complex Litigation
  • Constitutional Law
  • Corporate and Commercial Law
  • Criminal Practice & Procedure
  • Federal Courts
  • In-House Counsel
  • Litigation & Litigation Skills
  • Trial Skills