Carmen R. Toledo

Carmen Toledo

is a partner in the Atlanta office of King & Spalding where she concentrates her practice on toxic tort, environmental and other litigation matters. She has handled individual, mass joinder and class action cases, both at the trial and appellate levels. Her cases have dealt with pesticides and various other substances, including asbestos, vinyl chloride, toxaphene, ethoprop, propyl mercaptan, silica, formaldehyde, chlordane, dioxin, chlorine, TCE and other solvents. Representative toxic tort clients include Union Carbide, Georgia-Pacific, Hercules (now Ashland), Fort James, Dow and Dow AgroSciences. Ms. Toledo also has been involved in product liability cases for various clients such as GSK, General Motors, GMAC/MIC, Searle and Wendy’s.

Publications and Presentations

“What All the Fuss Is About”: The Supreme Court Confirms Property Owners’ Right to Challenge EPA Compliance Orders Issued pursuant to the Clean Water Act, in DRI Today (Mar. 26, 2012), http://www.dritoday.org/Default.aspx, and in The Court Reporter (Mar. 26, 2012), http://www.dritoday.org/commentary.aspx?ID=164.

Sackett v. EPA: The Supreme Court Hears Argument in Wetlands Case, The Court Reporter (Jan. 12, 2012), http://www.dritoday.org/commentary.aspx?ID=151.

Regulatory Definitions of Toxicity: Recent Developments and Court Opinions, article and presentation at Toxic Torts Program, Institute of Continuing Legal Education in Georgia (Sept. 30, 2011).

Fox v. Vice: The Supreme Court Clarifies What It Takes for a Defendant to Obtain an Award of Attorneys’ Fees Under 42 U.S.C. § 1988, The Court Reporter (June 9, 2011), http://dritoday.org/commentary.aspx?ID=129.

Panelist, “Ethics and Implant Pathology / How can courts trying biomaterial cases be made to serve justice with valid and relevant science? – Justice vs. Science: Biomaterials in the Courtroom,” Society for Biomaterials, Annual Meeting and Exposition, San Antonio, Texas (April 2009).

Taking the Pulse: An Update on Medical Monitoring, article and presentation at Defense Research Institute Toxic Tort & Environmental Law Conference, New Orleans (February 2008).

Diversity, Mentoring and Women’s Issues

Panelist, “Achieving Success as an Associate,” Beginning Lawyers Program, Institute of Continuing Legal Education in Georgia (October 2008; February and October, 2009; February 2010; February 2011, February 2012).

Panelist, “The Women’s Law Panel,” University of Georgia Law School (April 2008).

Panelist, “No More Early Exits: Women Respond to the ABA,” Emory Law School Symposium (March 2007).

Panelist, “How Powerful Women Can Effect Positive Change,” Fourth Annual ABA Women in Products Liability Regional CLE (November 2003).

Ms. Toledo is a native of San Juan, Puerto Rico, and is fluent in Spanish.

Good to know

Areas of Practice 1) Toxic Tort Litigation , 2) Energy Appellate , 3) Product Liability Litigation , 4) Environmental Litigation , 5) Appellate, 6) Constitutional and Administrative Law , 7) Energy & Natural Resources , 8) Pharma/Biotech/Med Devices and 9) Mass Tort
Law School Yale Law School
Education University of California at Davis (B.A., summa cum
Bar Member / Association Atlanta Bar Association
Most recent firm King & Spalding LLP
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