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Paul Napoli


Mr. Napoli brings more than 31 years of legal experience to his primary areas of practice, including governmental affairs, environmental law and mass tort litigation. He is widely recognized as one of the country’s top litigators, having successfully led numerous high-profile cases such as the World Trade Center litigation, the Flint Water Crisis and claims brought on behalf of local cities and states involving the Opioid Epidemic.

Most recently Paul successfully negotiated two historic class action settlements in the multi-district litigation over the contamination of drinking water with toxic per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (“PFAS”) resulting from the widespread use of aqueous film-forming foam (“AFFF”). As one of the court-appointed Plaintiffs’ Co-Lead Counsels in the litigation, he was a key negotiator in the $1.185 billion agreement with DuPont, Chemours, and Corteva as well as the $12.5 billion agreement with 3M Company.

Well-known for his ability to oversee large-scale complex cases involving large multi-billion corporations, Paul’s wins run the gamut of issues from defective pharmaceutical drugs, such as the diet drug Phen-fen, to environmental contamination caused by ExxonMobil petroleum additive leaks.

He is annually selected to the invitation-only Super Lawyers® list and is recommended as a leading lawyer by Best Lawyers in AmericaLawyers of Distinction and Legal 500 US.

Mr. Napoli serves on the Board of the National September 11 Memorial & Museum, was named to Law360’s 2020 Editorial Boards in the Environmental Category and was chose as a recipient of Law360’s 2020 MVP Awards: Environmental.

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