Godfrey & Kahn
Ned Witte is a shareholder and serves as the Market Leader for the Godfrey & Kahn Environmental Strategies Practice Group. He represents clients in the service and manufacturing industries as well as government bodies in a wide range of environmental matters in Wisconsin and across the United States. Ned has extensive experience in environmental due diligence and liability allocation in real estate, financing and corporate transactions, defense of government- and private party-lead enforcement actions, the development and redevelopment of environmentally sensitive and contaminated properties, including Brownfields, and coordinating Superfund site response activities. Ned has particular experience in counseling clients, writing and presenting at seminars concerning the emerging contaminants Per-and Polyfluoroalkyl substances, or PFAS. Ned and Godfrey & Kahn represent clients with interests in three of the non-airport/military base PFAS sites in Wisconsin (as identified on Wisconsin's BRRTS database.) Ned serves as Co-Chair of the Public Policy and Citizens Advisory Committee to the Wisconsin PFAS Action Committee, which is developing the State of Wisconsin PFAS Action Plan in 2020. Ned has been Peer Review Rated as AV® Preeminent™ and has been included in the 2010-2019 editions of Chambers USA: America’s leading Lawyers for Business. He is listed in Best Lawyers (since 2006). Ned was honored by the Wisconsin Law Journal as Leader in the Law 2015. In September of 2015, Ned was named the 2016 Best Lawyers® Environmental Law “Lawyer of the Year” in Milwaukee.
The Evolution of PFAS Litigation and Future Drivers