Marty Judge was recently quoted in a Law360 article regarding what Trump’s war on regulation means for lawyers. The article dives deep into the uncertainty of a recent Senate vote to kill a rule that would have expanded the ability of consumers to bring class actions and how it is leaving many corporations (and their lawyers) in search for the best up-to-date-advice.
Lawyers across industries are busy trying to shape future agency efforts to tweak or pare down rules to the best interest of their clients. On the environmental side, corporate lawyers are jumping at opportunities to comment on rules and communication with incoming leadership.
Judge, the New Jersey-based chair of Flaster Greenberg’s environmental and real estate law department, is among those working to assess how the scaling down of the EPA may benefit – or hurt –clients. For every client that might gain from a friendlier watchdog, there are others that might suffer from an agency with fewer resources.
Around this time last year, he helped a client ink a deal with the agency in which the client agreed to pay for the remediation of a Superfund site. “the prospect that the EPA might incur budget cuts and people overseeing their cleanup might not be there next,” he said, “that doesn’t necessarily sit too well with them.”