March 1, 2018

Mark Davidson to Present on Environmental Forensics at the Toxic Torts and Environmental Law Conference in Nashville

Mark Davidson (California) will present at the Toxic Torts and Environmental Law Conference at the Sheraton Grand Nashville Downtown in Tennessee, at 10:10 a.m. on March 1, 2018.

His technical session, entitled "CSI Nashville: Environmental Forensics," will explore the latest forensic tools for assessing fate and transport of contaminants, including compound-specific isotope analysis, molecular biology techniques, and the best science for vapor intrusion cases. Mark will be co-presenting with James Slaughter, Esq. (Beveridge & Diamond) on recent developments in environmental forensic approaches, with a focus on their utility in the courtroom.

Mark is a Senior Microbiologist and Stable Isotope Geochemist with more than ten years of professional experience focused on the use of forensic approaches such as compound specific isotope analysis (CSIA), molecular biological tools (MBTs), statistical trend analysis, and chemical fingerprinting. Other specialties are the design and implementation of in situ remediation systems for groundwater impacted with a variety of compounds including chlorinated organic compounds, fuel oxygenates, and inorganic species (e.g., hexavalent chromium, perchlorate), and providing technical and strategic analyses for complex litigation matters involving both organic and inorganic groundwater contaminants. Mark is also highly qualified in chemical fingerprinting and geochemical analysis techniques, including the use of compound specific stable isotope analysis (CSIA for carbon, nitrogen, sulfur, oxygen and hydrogen) as a forensic tool in contaminant fate and transport analysis. He has served as the Project Manager for numerous litigation support projects for both common and emerging contaminants. Mark is adept at synthesizing technical information, assisting in case strategy, and preparing exhibits for use in trial, depositions and hearings. He earned his Ph.D. in biogeochemistry from Princeton University and applies his expertise to assessing the source, fate, transport, and remediation of groundwater contaminants.

The Toxic Torts and Environmental Law Conference is organized by the Defense Research Institute (DRI), the leading organization of defense attorneys and in-house counsel. Membership in DRI provides access to resources and tools for attorneys who strive to provide high-quality, balanced, and excellent service to their clients and corporations. DRI is host to 29 substantive committees whose focus is to develop ongoing and critical dialogue about areas of practice. DRI provides access to resources and tools to grow your practice – members can search a database of more than 65,000 experts, attend CLE seminars, conferences, webcasts, and  network with more than 22,000 defense practitioners and more.

More Information

Learn more: Toxic Torts and Environmental Law Conference.
Learn more about the schedule: DRI PROGRAM - Toxic Torts and Environmental Law.
For consultation regarding Environmental Forensics, contact Mark Davidson at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
Learn more about Marc: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mark-m-davidson-92986419/

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