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The State of Environmental Crime Enforcement: An Exploration of New Developments

The State of Environmental Crime Enforcement: An Exploration of New Developments
Product Code - EHAU03
Speaker(s): Steven P. Solow, Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP and Anne M. Carpenter, Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
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Environmental criminal enforcement is a high priority for the U.S government. High profile cases such as Deep Water Horizon are the subject of public scrutiny, but other important cases are going on as well and can be overlooked. Advances in technology, long a factor in other areas of enforcement, may start to change the way information is used to identify potential targets of criminal enforcement. Awareness of these and other issues are critical for companies and individuals seeking to manage the risk of liability and the costs of investigation and enforcement actions.

This webinar will review the key developments in environmental crime enforcement in 2013 and trial trends including an update on the prosecution of the Deepwater Horizon explosion and oil spill, reports on the use of “big data” to trigger investigations of environmental crimes, and the use of unique liability theories in the Deepwater Horizon individual prosecutions. The speakers will also discuss the efforts of the Department of Justice to obtain the interviews conducted during independent safety agency investigations, as well as the type of cases and defendants that appear most often in recent investigations and prosecutions.

Educational Objectives:

•Review significant 2013 investigations and prosecutions
•Examine changing enforcement trends related to environmental crimes
•Analyze the legal risks of environmental crimes to companies and individuals
•Discuss how precedent setting cases such as Deepwater Horizon change the landscape

Who Would Benefit From Attending This Program:
Environmental attorneys, policy experts, trial attorneys, and litigators involved in criminal enforcement of environmental laws.

Program Level: Intermediate
Prerequisite: A general understanding of environmental and/or criminal law.
CPE Delivery method: Group Internet-Based Live
Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge & Applications
Recommended CPE credit: 1.5 credit
Anticipated CLE credits: 1.5 credits (may vary based on locations requested)

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In addition, you’ll receive:
Personal attention. Once you’ve registered, send your questions in advance to and they’ll be included in the program. You’ll also have a chance to ask your questions during the Webinar.
Follow-up materials. You need no materials upfront to follow along to our live conference. But Bloomberg BNA always issues a follow-up e-mail with contact information for our speakers as well as other materials related to the topic.
CLE and CPE credits will be available for this EHS Webinar.

Steven P. Solow, Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP and Anne M. Carpenter, Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP

Steven P. Solow is a partner at Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP's environmental practice and co-head of the white collar defense, internal investigations and compliance practice in the firm's Washington, D.C. office. Steve also is a member of Katten’s board of directors and the executive committee. He focuses his practice on business crimes, internal investigations, corporate compliance and security programs and environmental civil and criminal litigation. He represents and counsels corporations and business associations regarding their legal and regulatory obligations, develops integrated compliance programs that address corporate and government expectations and represents both corporate and individual clients in white collar cases. Steve advises chemical, energy, utility, homebuilding, construction, pipeline, shipping and technology companies on a range of regulatory matters, including enforcement defense, internal investigations, litigation, compliance issues and homeland security matters. He counsels senior management and corporate boards of directors on corporate best practices and Sarbanes-Oxley compliance. Steve is a member of the District of Columbia and New York bars.

Anne M. Carpenter is an associate at Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP. She focuses her practice on environmental and white collar law, with an emphasis on civil and criminal environmental enforcement. Prior to entering the field of law, Anne worked as an environmental educator for the New York City Soil and Water Conservation District, where she directed programs for high school and elementary school students in Harlem and across New York's five boroughs. While in law school, Anne was an editor for the Pace Environmental Law Review, a member of the Pace Environmental Litigation Clinic, and served as a research assistant for the Pace Land Use Law Center. Anne is a member of the District of Columbia and New York bars.