Monday, September 13, 2010

Criminal Enforcement of Environmental Laws -- CLE

This ABA CLE program will take place on Thursday September 23, 2010 The course will be held at Venable LLP, located at 575 7th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20004.

This one-day annual course of study provides the only comprehensive discussion of environmental crimes in the country. It is not just for lawyers whose clients have been stung – who are involved in real or potential exposure to criminal sanctions. It is also for lawyers whose clients are in the hive – whose very businesses necessarily involve environmental issues, whether because they are manufacturers; because they hold or develop real estate; or because their businesses involve the use, transportation, or storage of material that can give rise to environmental liability.

The course adresses developments in enforcement policy and practice. The faculty includes both government attorneys and private practitioners, nearly all of whom have prosecutorial experience. They will analyze how cases are brought and offer insights on how you, whether you are in a firm or a corporate legal department, can best serve your clients at various stages of proceedings, from internal investigation to trial to post-trial. The course helps lawyers better respond to environmental criminal investigations and prosecutions; communicate with their clients, including corporate officers and the board of directors; and negotiate and resolve matters with the government.

In four panel discussions, representatives from the U.S. EPA, the Environmental Crimes Section at the U.S. Department of Justice, and private sectors talk about current developments in criminal enforcement of environmental laws, including:

Dealing with a Criminal Case in the Midst of an Environmental Crisis

What's New in the Internal Investigation World

Trial of the Environmental Crimes Case

New Cases, Familiar Faces

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