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Will joined Manko, Gold, Katcher & Fox LLP in 2016 as an in-house technical consultant, and brings more than 8 years of experience to the firm from his time spent in the chemical manufacturing sector.  With degrees in both Chemistry and Environmental Engineering, he has a diverse skill set that allows him to advise clients on complex technical and regulatory issues.  His experience in corporate environmental, health, safety, and sustainability programs makes him intimately familiar with the challenges facing today’s businesses, and gives him the ability to suggest practical and cost-effective solutions to meet their needs.

He brings valuable technical capabilities to the firm by quickly developing engineering plans, maps, figures, and other exhibits using Computer-Aided Design (CAD), Geographic Information System (GIS), and graphic design software applications.  Will's knowledge of statistical analysis, Fate and Transport modeling, risk analysis, and environmental forensics allows the firm to make strong, scientifically-supported arguments in matters where determining the date and/or responsibility of a release is key. 

In his technical reports and presentations, Will is able to explain complex technical arguments in ways that are easily understandable to decision-makers who may not have extensive scientific backgrounds or familiarity with the subject matter.  In several cases, his work has significantly altered the standing of cases to the clients’ benefit.  His expertise in emissions modeling, process engineering, life-cycle analysis, and multi-media permitting gives him the ability to provide data-driven insights and technical solutions to support the objectives of the firm’s attorneys and clients, and to secure the permits necessary for client’s complex industrial operations.

Will’s real-world experience across multiple OSHA programs including Process Safety Management (PSM), Industrial Hygiene, Respiratory Protection, Confined Space Entry, Hazardous Waste Operations, and Emergency Planning/Response, coupled with his depth of understanding of chemical hazards, toxicology, and risk assessment practices means he is a valuable technical resource for the firm’s OSHA and site remediation/brownfields redevelopment practices, as well.

Will is also an FAA-licensed remote pilot for small unmanned aerial systems (drones) and has spearheaded the development of the firm’s procedures for the use of drones to secure real-time aerial photography and other valuable data to support client’s objectives and reduce site inspection costs.

In his role at Manko, Gold, Katcher & Fox, he thoroughly enjoys visiting clients’ facilities to learn the intricacies of their operations and connect with their team to provide the most value.  When not at work, Will spends his time with his wife and young son, skiing, playing guitar with friends, or writing and recording his own music.

Will's representative experience includes:

  • Designing and executing permitting strategies for complex industrial facilities to ensure compliance with air, waste, wastewater, and stormwater regulations;
  • Designing, authoring, and negotiating effective corrective action and management plans for various aspects of environmental, health, and safety programs across a diverse range of industries;
  • Developing testing protocols for characterization and assessment of environmental media and industrial sources;
  • Evaluating and commenting on technical aspects of pending environmental regulatory actions and litigation;
  • Analyzing and modeling complex data sets using a variety of statistical tools and methods to develop meaningful insights and arguments for the allocation of environmental responsibilities;
  • Performing and reviewing environmental due diligence information for the acquisition and sale of properties, including developing cost estimates to address various liabilities.

Seminars & Speaking Engagements

"Drones: Legal Considerations, Uses and Defenses” presented at the Association of Corporate Counsel’s In-House Counsel Conference, virtual event, July 20, 2020

“Practical Pointers for Managing Risk Assessment Screenings” presented at the Chemistry Council of New Jersey Environment Committee Meeting in Princeton, NJ, February 25, 2020

“The New Regulations for Underground and Aboveground Storage Tanks:  Strategies to Manage  Your Residual Waste” presented at the Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry’s 2018 Annual Environmental Compliance Conference in Harrisburg (Sept. 26), Pittsburgh (Oct. 17), and King of Prussia (Oct. 30)

"Dirty Dirt and Development in Pennsylvania: New Act 2 Standards and Their Impact on Cleanups and the Management of Fill"
presented by MGKF in Philadelphia, PA, November 15, 2016