Non-compliance with environmental laws can have serious consequences, including civil and criminal penalties, injunctions and costly equipment upgrades. Defense of enforcement actions requires proper assessment of compliance status, evaluation of the strength of the government’s case and reasonable compilation of a penalty, if necessary.
Our attorneys have significant experience with audit and compliance work, including matters with multiple confidential clients, to establish world-wide environmental and safety audit protocols.
Our attorneys have significant experience in defending civil, criminal and administrative enforcement actions and negotiating resolution with federal, state and local agencies. In criminal matters, we often partner with highly experienced criminal defense counsel. We also counsel clients on the development of supplemental environmental projects to take advantage of governmental policies that provide for reduction in penalties in exchange for beneficial activities for the community.