Robert D. Fox - Manko, Gold, Katcher & Fox LLP

Robert D. Fox

Listed in Best Lawyers since 1999

Robb is the managing partner of the firm and has a diverse practice involving compliance counseling, litigation and transactional work for clients in the waste, chemical manufacturing and development industries and on behalf of cities and municipalities. He is known nationally for his work under the federal Superfund law including handling many high profile Superfund matters (including the Keystone Landfill matter which appeared on 60 Minutes) and litigating Superfund issues of first impression at the trial and appellate levels in multiple jurisdictions. Robb’s litigation experience extends to class action and toxic tort defense and appeals before federal and state environmental hearing boards. Robb also represents local, regional and national clients in the environmental aspects of business transactions, ranging from redeveloping brownfields (he assisted in the drafting of the 2002 brownfields amendment to the federal Superfund law) to managing liabilities in the environmental acquisition and divestiture of multinational companies.

University of PennsylvaniaBA 1982Harvard Law SchoolJ.D. 1985
University of Pennsylvania School of LawLower Merion Township Zoning BoardThe Friends of Andrew J. Fox Melanoma Foundation at the Abramson Cancer CenterLower Merion Township Planning Commission

Case History

Circuit City v. Kutner — Established the private right of action under the storage tank act and clean streams law to recover costs from a leaking underground storage tank
Keystone Landfill consent decree — Negotiated both a changed remedy selection and consent Decree for a superfund site featured on 60 minutes. the remedy involved cutting edge technology and the consent Decree incorporated cost sharing from the federal government to implement this new technology.
2002 superfund amendments — Drafted and negotiated, on behalf of a national trade association, amendments to the Superfund bill promoting brownfields development. the bill was signed in to law by the President at one of our client''s brownfields sites.
Agere Syastems, Inc v. Advanced Environmental Technology — Hired to appeal a $20 million judgment against client in a superfund case. Had the entire judgment vacated and created new law in a case of first impression under superfund regarding whether a party to a consent decree had a cost recovery or only a contribution claim