Hunton & Williams LLP Los Angeles Environmental Partner Malcolm C. Weiss Named to Prop. 65 Clearinghouse Advisory Board

Washington — – Attorney Newswire – January 26, 2010 — Hunton & Williams LLP announces Malcolm C. Weiss, a Los Angeles-based environmental partner has been named to the Advisory Board of Prop. 65 Clearinghouse, a leading provider of news, resources and information on Proposition 65, California’s Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act.

“I am pleased to join Prop. 65 Clearinghouse’s advisory board,” said Weiss. “California businesses face tremendous litigation liability under Proposition 65, and are often the target
of aggressive lawsuits from private parties seeking to enforce this controversial law. Our firm
is well known for its successful track record on behalf of a broad array of large and small companies and California-based trade associations involved in Prop. 65 suits and Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA) issues. I look forward to working with Prop. 65 Clearinghouse and to continue assisting companies in minimizing their potential liability.”

Hunton & Williams has a robust national environmental practice, and our attorneys have advised clients on Proposition 65 matters since the initiative was adopted in 1986. The statute prohibits businesses from knowingly exposing persons in the State of California without warning to any of the nearly 800 chemicals classified as causing cancer, birth defects or reproductive harm. The firm has represented clients in Proposition 65 actions involving hundreds of chemicals, and advises clients on how to minimize potential Proposition 65 liability by developing compliance strategies, conducting Proposition 65 audits and resolving claims. Mr. Weiss represents clients in matters including air quality, Proposition 65, climate change, hazardous materials/wastes, CEQA, CERCLA, contaminated properties, under- and above-ground tanks, water law, environmental auditing and facility due diligence reviews.

Additional information on the firm’s Proposition 65 practice can be found on

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