Harmon L. (Monty) Cooper practices in the areas of complex civil, environmental, and commercial litigation. Mr. Cooper serves as a member of a national coordinating defense counsel team for major petroleum companies in multidistrict litigation involving MTBE contamination of groundwater, which has included defending nuisance, trespass, and failure-to-warn claims. He has taken and defended numerous depositions, including defending 30(b)(6) depositions of engineers on groundwater-remediation issues. He has worked with hydrogeologists and engineers in preparing expert reports regarding groundwater contamination at retail stations and water utility districts. He has also assisted the defense of a major petroleum company against Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act and common law claims seeking contribution for environmental remediation costs.