Photograph of Peter C. Condron

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
Peter C. Condron, Partner Washington, D.C.
pcondron@crowell.com
Phone: +1 202.624.2558
1001 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20004-2595

Peter C. Condron is a partner in the Mass Tort, Product, and Consumer Litigation Group. He is a veteran litigator who focuses his practice on toxic tort, product liability, and commercial matters. He has defended major oil companies in product liability litigation, class action lawsuits, and property damage claims arising from gasoline spills. Pete has also represented corporate clients in various contract disputes, antitrust matters, arbitrations, and other commercial litigation at both the trial court 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 is committed to focused advocacy. Not all issues in a dispute are of equal importance. Focused advocacy requires working with a client to determine which issues are of primary importance to that client and developing strategies to protect and defend those interests.

Pete has represented several major oil companies in federal multidistrict gasoline additive litigation and a nationwide class action involving underground storage tanks. He obtained a defense verdict for a major gasoline refiner in a gasoline additive 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.

Representative Matters

  • National counsel for a major oil company in a consolidated gasoline oxygenate product liability litigation alleging injuries to water resources, including action brought by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection seeking natural resource damages on a statewide basis for alleged impairment of groundwater resources.
  • Trial counsel for a major oil company in an action alleging threats to water resources in New York state court. Obtained defense judgment in a bench trial and successfully argued appeal.
  • 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 of a putative federal class action alleging that gasoline blended with ethanol was defective.


Affiliations

Admitted to practice: District of Columbia, Maryland, New York, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second, Seventh, and Ninth Circuits, U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland, U.S. District Court for the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York

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, 2015-17
  • Co-editor, Environmental Litigation and Toxic Torts Newsletter, Section of Environment, Energy and Natural Resources, 2014-15


Speeches & Presentations

  • "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.


Publications

  • "State Courts' Rulings On Medical Monitoring Claims Have Broad Implications For Toxic Exposure Class Actions," Mealey’s Litigation Report: Benzene (May 2014). Co-Author: Peter C. Condron.


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Firm News & Announcements

Jun.01.2017 Leading Litigators Richard Wallace and Peter Condron Join Crowell & Moring's Mass Tort, Product, and Consumer Litigation Group