Peter Knight is a partner in the firm's Environmental Group, where he focuses on environmental litigation, defense of agency enforcement actions, and regulatory matters. He regularly assists clients with private cost recovery and complex multiparty CERCLA cases and class actions, as well as environmental remediation projects.
Mr. Knight represents PRPs at a number of Superfund sites and has both negotiated de minimis settlements and litigated multiparty cases to resolution. He regularly works with clients on all manner of environmental legacy issues involving indemnity claims, historical liabilities, and remediation obligations.
He also represents companies and individuals in a variety of government investigations. While most of these matters involve state and federal investigations of environmental matters, he has also managed investigations headed by the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Coast Guard, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, and the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority. Mr. Knight also represents clients in defending civil and criminal enforcement actions involving both land-based facilities and commercial shipping interests. In many of these cases, which have spanned jurisdictions across the country, he typically works with the Environmental Crimes Section of the Department of Justice.
Mr. Knight also has advised companies on developing and implementing corporate compliance programs and environmental management systems. He has written and presented on a number of topics related to environmental disclosures, climate change litigation, and environmental enforcement.
Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Knight practiced in the environmental and utilities group at Dewey & LeBoeuf.