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Andrew C. (Drew) Brought

Partner

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Environmental Enforcement and Crimes – EPA and DOJ Announce New Initiatives and How it Affects You

On February 18, 2016, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced its new National Enforcement Initiatives aimed at protecting public health and national pollution challenges for FY 2017-2019. These new initiatives, coupled with other recent significant announcements by the U.S. Department of Justice regarding a new emphasis for individual accountability for corporate malfeasance (“Yates Memo”) along with an expanded focus on DOJ’s and OSHA’s worker endangerment initiative, underscore a new paradigm shift for businesses and individuals in how EPA and the DOJ intend to enforce the nation’s environmental, health and safety (“EHS”) laws over the coming years.

Practical Approaches to Enhance Environmental Due Diligence

This course will focus on approaches to environmental due diligence for mergers and acquisitions including Phase I environmental site assessments, compliance audits and business risk evaluations.