Glenn A. Harris

Senior Counsel

harrisg@ballardspahr.com
Tel 856.761.3440
Fax 856.761.1020
New Jersey

Glenn A. Harris concentrates on environmental litigation, with an emphasis on Superfund cost recovery and contribution actions. Glenn has assumed a lead role in many significant Superfund matters, where he has served as common counsel, shared counsel, or liaison counsel. He has represented groups and individual companies in over three dozen Superfund sites in more than a dozen states.

Glenn has successfully litigated five contribution/cost recovery actions on behalf of plaintiff groups. He also has significant experience in mediating environmental and commercial disputes.

Glenn has extensive experience in insurance litigation, including coverage actions to determine environmental clean-up responsibilities, as well as general litigation concerning the insurer/broker/insured relationship. He has represented clients in general commercial litigation.

Representative Matters

  • Tried a Superfund contribution action against two nonsettlers, obtaining a significant judgment for his client group
  • Represents clients in litigation concerning natural resource damages claims, underground storage tanks, groundwater contamination, wetlands, environmental representations in purchase agreements and other contracts, and NPDES industrial and stormwater discharge permits
  • Represented clients in litigation involving and advised on mold, asbestos, and indoor air quality
  • Handles compliance with New Jersey's Industrial Site Remediation Act

Professional Activities

American Bar Association, member, Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources

New Jersey State Bar Association, past Director, Environmental Law Section

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey School of Law-Camden, Adjunct Professor, environmental law and insurance law

Recognition & Accomplishments

Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business, environmental law (New Jersey), 2007-2019 (highest ranking in 2013-2017)

Best Lawyers' 2016 and 2018 New Jersey Litigation –  Environmental Law "Lawyer of the Year"

The Best Lawyers in America, environmental law, environmental litigation, 2011-2019

Named to Who's Who Legal: Environment, 2015-2016, 2019

AV Peer Review Rating, Martindale-Hubbell

Publications

Contributor, chapter on Contaminated Site Cost Recovery Litigation in ABA book, Environmental Litigation Law Strategies

Contributor to ABA and other publications concerning environmental law and litigation

"Clarifying Contribution Claims," New Jersey Law Journal, October 24, 2005

Speaking Engagements

Chair and presenter at seminars on environmental law, including CERCLA allocation, sponsored by the New Jersey Bar Association, NBI, the Information Network for Superfund Settlements, and Strafford Legal Webinars. Most recent webinars:

"PRP Contribution Claims Under CERCLA: Strategies for Cost Recovery Against Potentially Responsible Parties," Strafford Legal Webinars, October 14, 2014

"Expanding PRP Contribution Claims Under CERCLA," Strafford Legal Webinars, November 12, 2013

"Contribution Litigation Under CERCLA: Asserting and Defending Claims by PRPS," Strafford Legal Webinars, October 25, 2012, and September 13, 2011

"PRP Contribution Claims Under CERCLA: Strategies for Cost Recovery Against Other Potentially Responsible Parties," Strafford Legal Webinars, January 5, 2011, and October 27, 2010

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey School of Law-Camden (J.D. 1987)
Editor, Rutgers Law Journal; graduated first in class

California State University at Los Angeles (M.A. 1976)

University of Southern California (B.A. 1973)

New Jersey

Pennsylvania

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois

U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit