Jane C. Luxton is Managing Partner of the Washington, D.C. office of Lewis Brisbois. She chairs the firm’s Environment, Land, and Natural Resources and Administrative Law and Regulatory Practices. William J. Walsh is a Partner in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office. George F. Leahy is a Law Clerk in the Washington, DC office of Lewis Brisbois. George graduated from William & Mary Law School in May 2023 and will join the firm as an associate in September 2023.


In 2020, we authored a WLF Legal Backgrounder on the significant personal injury and property damage lawsuits involving per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (“PFAS”) that have been decided so far or are still pending. We revisit the topic in this Working Paper. As this article’s title indicates, with a nod to the 2023 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ Best Picture, recent PFAS litigation involves more PFAS chemicals, at lower detection limits, and with expanded legal theories (everything) at more sites—including those of downstream product manufacturers and processors that use PFAS in manufacturing products—and in more consumer products (everywhere), at an increased pace (all at once). ….. (click on the PDF button above to download the full Working Paper.)