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 our 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 our 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, and environmental forensics allows our 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, he is able to explain complex technical arguments in ways that are easily understandable to decision-makers who may not have extensive scientific backgrounds.  In several cases, his work has significantly altered the standing of cases to our clients’ benefit.  His expertise in emissions modeling, process engineering, and multi-media permitting gives him the ability to provide data-driven advice and technical solutions to support the objectives of the firm’s attorneys and clients, and to secure the permits necessary for our 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 our firm’s OSHA and site remediation/brownfields redevelopment practices, as well. 

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

In his role at Manko, Gold, Katcher & Fox, he thoroughly enjoys visiting our clients’ facilities to learn the intricacies of their operations and connect with their people in order 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.

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