Education

  • St. John's University, B.S. (1984)
  • College of William & Mary Marshall-Wythe School of Law, J.D. (1987)

Admissions

  • District of Columbia
  • Maryland
  • New York
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, D.C. Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, District of Columbia
  • U.S. District Court, District of Maryland
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York

Peter C. Condron

Partner
pcondron@crowell.com
+1.202.624.2558

A veteran litigator who focuses his practice on toxic tort, product liability, and commercial matters, Peter Condron has extensive experience in defending clients in chemical liability litigation. Pete has appeared in trial and appellate courts across the nation and helped clients with some of their most challenging litigation problems.

Pete has defended major oil companies in product liability litigation, class action lawsuits, and property damage claims arising from gasoline spills, including litigation over the gasoline component MTBE. He has also defended clients in cases involving per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), and he has extensive experience in federal multidistrict litigation. Pete has represented corporate clients in various contract disputes, antitrust matters, arbitrations, and other commercial litigation at both the trial and appellate levels in federal and state courts. Along with representing major oil companies, natural gas companies, and other corporate clients in environmental, toxic tort, and product liability cases, Pete also counsels clients on non-litigation matters.

Pete’s experience includes representing several major oil companies in federal multidistrict litigation and a nationwide class action involving underground storage tanks. He obtained a defense verdict for a major gasoline refiner in an MTBE product liability action in New York state court and successfully defended that verdict on appeal. On behalf of a major oil company, he helped obtain dismissal of a putative class action alleging that certain gasoline products were defective. He currently represents a client in the federal PFAS multidistrict litigation in South Carolina.

Pete is a partner in the Mass Tort, Product, and Consumer Litigation Group.



Affiliations

Professional Activities and Memberships

  • Member, Maryland State Bar Association
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Co-chair, Environmental Litigation and Toxic Torts Committee, Section of Environment, Energy and Natural Resources, 2015 – 2017
  • Co-editor, Environmental Litigation and Toxic Torts Newsletter, Section of Environment, Energy and Natural Resources, 2014 – 2015


Representative Matters

  • National counsel for a major chemical company in PFAS product liability litigation.
  • National counsel for a major oil company in a consolidated gasoline oxygenate product liability litigation alleging injuries to water resources.
  • Trial counsel for a major oil company in an action in New York state court alleging threats to water resources. Obtained defense judgment in a bench trial and successfully argued appeal.
  • Trial counsel for major oil company in a product liability action in California federal court.
  • National counsel to major oil companies in a putative class action alleging property damage resulting from leaking underground gasoline storage tanks. Obtained summary judgment on behalf of the client.
  • Obtained dismissal on behalf of a major gasoline refiner in a putative federal class action alleging that gasoline blended with ethanol was defective.


Speeches & Presentations

  • "Ethical Considerations in Administrative Law," ABA Section of Environment, Energy and Resources Fall Conference (September 23, 2022). Panelist: Peter C. Condron.
  • "PFAS and Product Liability," Household and Commercial Products Association Mid-Year Meeting (May 1, 2019). Panelist: Peter C. Condron.
  • "Increasing Public and Regulatory Scrutiny of PFAS," Crowell & Moring Webinar (April 4, 2019). Presenters: Peter C. Condron and Jennifer A. Giblin.
  • "Rising Superstars: The Tongue is Sharper than the Sword," ABA Section of Environment, Energy & Resources Fall Conference (October 7, 2016). Panelist: Peter C. Condron.
  • "Use of Scientific Experts in Environmental Litigation," American Bar Association, Section of Environmental, Energy and Resources (March 15, 2016). Panelist: Peter C. Condron.
  • "Hydraulic Fracking Regulation and Issues," D.C. Bar Environment, Energy and Natural Resources (EENR) Section Panel, Washington, D.C. (May 23, 2013). Panelist: Peter C. Condron.


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June 1, 2017 Leading Litigators Richard Wallace and Peter Condron Join Crowell & Moring's Mass Tort, Product, and Consumer Litigation Group