Mr. Gravel is a Senior Managing Director in FTI Consulting Inc.’s (FTI) Forensic Litigation and Consulting segment. He is the co-practice leader of the Environmental Solutions Practice and heads the Forensic History and Analysis group. Mr. Gravel is based in Maryland and has more than twenty years combined experience as a consultant and expert witness. He has managed the execution of more than 100 environmental, products liability, and litigation support projects and has provided testimony in both the expert and 30(b)(6) contexts.
Mr. Gravel’s primary areas of expertise include forensic history and environmental cost analysis. He has experience assisting clients with the recovery of costs under CERCLA and in that area has provided services such as: Potentially Responsible Party (PRP) identification; site history reconstruction; corporate succession and asset searches; waste-in database development; cost allocation analysis; cost claim package development and/or validation; and National Contingency Plan (NCP) analysis.
Mr. Gravel has used forensic history and cost analysis techniques to address issues in environmental, toxic tort and product liability matters. Examples of the types of analyses conducted relating to these matters include: past industrial waste generation and disposal; Natural Resource Damages (NRD) baseline investigations; cost allocation development and settlement negotiation support; mergers and acquisitions due diligence analysis; land use and business operations histories; alternate causation and standard-of-care analyses; and industry practices studies.
Mr. Gravel’s experience includes work on a variety of sites, including former and/or currently operating facilities, urban waterways, regional contaminated groundwater plumes and industrial and municipal (permitted and unpermitted) landfill sites. His industry experience includes work with the mining and smelting; petroleum refining; chemicals; shipbuilding, ship conversion and scrapping; electric and gas utilities; and manufacturing sectors. Mr. Gravel has worked on cases national and international in scope and multi-jurisdictional cases. He performs work for a diverse clientele that includes private and public sector entities and joint defense groups.