Clayton Forswall represents clients on a range of environmental and workplace safety matters. As a member of Katten's Environmental and Workplace Safety practice, he routinely advises energy and industrial companies regarding investigations and emergency response matters involving the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the Chemical Safety Board. Prior to joining Katten, Clayton counseled companies, state agencies and individuals on complex matters involving air and water permitting, contested case hearings, the remediation and restoration of contaminated properties, cost-recovery and contribution actions, claims for property and economic damages, and the assessment and recovery of natural resource damages (NRD) under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) and state laws. Outside of the environmental area, Clayton has assisted clients in relation to eminent domain and condemnation actions, common carrier designations for oil and gas pipelines, fraudulent transfer and breach of fiduciary duty claims, maritime law issues, contract disputes, and tort law.
Prior to law school, Clayton worked as an environmental consultant for a global consulting and engineering firm. As a consultant, he assisted real estate developers, upstream, midstream and downstream oil and gas companies, power generation companies, and petrochemical facilities with permitting, groundwater monitoring, and site remediation issues. In particular, he consulted clients on Clean Water Act permits, wetland delineations, Endangered Species Act Incidental Take permits, as well as site assessment, remediation and closure under the Texas Voluntary Cleanup Program, Texas Risk Reduction Program and Louisiana's Risk Evaluation/Corrective Action Program.
Shown below is a selection of Clayton’s engagements.