Four environmental and mass tort litigation lawyers joined Newark’s K&L Gates office, the firm announced Thursday.
Joseph Lagrotteria, Dorothy Mello Laguzza, Gary Sapir and Adam Husik all join from LeClairRyan.
Lagrotteria, who led the environmental practice area at LeClairRyan, represents public and private companies, with a focus on those in the chemical and manufacturing sectors, in courts across the United States on a variety of environmental and regulatory matters. He has a wide array of experience in commercial, antitrust and products liability litigation.
Laguzza counsels clients on issues arising from real estate and corporate transactions in areas such as site remediation, natural resource damages, brownfields development and regulatory matters.
Sapir focuses on toxic tort, mass tort and products liability litigation, and represents clients in rail, bus and transportation litigation matters.
Husik advises clients on large environmental remediation projects and environmental issues connected to real estate transactions.
“We are thrilled to welcome Joe and his team to K&L Gates,” said Anthony La Rocco, managing partner of K&L Gates’ Newark office, in a statement. “Their impressive experience in environmental litigation and regulation and other areas of litigation nicely complements our firm’s strong practices, and their addition will benefit current and future clients not only in New Jersey but across our expansive global platform.”
Lagrotteria, Laguzza, Sapir and Husik spent 12, nine, two and seven years respectively at LeClairRyan. The national firm announced it would be closing its 21 offices earlier this month.