And now a commercial break - this is a GREAT program put on by my good friends Joe Block and Judd Starr!
17th Annual Advanced ALI-ABA Course of Study for the Defense and Government Bars
Thursday, April 26, 2012, at Venable LLP, Washington, DC
This annual advanced one-day course of study provides the only comprehensive discussion of environmental crimes in the country.
What You Will Learn:
The course does more than just talk about developments in enforcement policy and practice. The faculty includes both government attorneys and private practitioners, nearly all of whom have prosecutorial experience. They analyze how cases are brought and offer insights on how lawyers, whether in firms or corporate legal departments, can best serve their 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 overnment. Representatives from the USEPA, the USDOJ, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and
private sectors talk about current developments in criminal enforcement of environmental laws, typically including:
What to do after the EPA shows up in moon suits with a search warrant.
What to do after EPA and DOJ have rejected the defense proposal of a civil resolution.
What are the real consequences of conviction for any environmental crime?
Where will EPA criminal enforcement be putting its resources in the future?
Joseph G. Block, Venable LLP, Washington, D.C. (also on faculty)
Judson W. Starr, Venable LLP, Washington, D.C. (also on faculty)
The Keynote Speakers are:
Cynthia Giles, Assistant Administrator, Office of Enforcement and Compliance
Assurance, USEPA, Washington D.C.
Ignacia S. Moreno, Assistant Attorney General, Environment and Natural Resources
Division, USDOJ, Washington D.C.
Other Faculty from the Government:
Thomas T. Ballantine, Counsel, USDOJ, Washington, D.C.
Henry Barnet, Director, Office of Criminal Enforcement and Training, USEPA, Washington,
Benjamin Friedman, Deputy General Counsel, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration,
Andrew D. Goldsmith, National Criminal Discovery Coordinator, Office of the Deputy Attorney
General, USDOJ, Washington, D.C.
Stacey H. Mitchell, Chief, Environmental Crimes Section, Environment and Natural
Resources Division, USDOJ, Washington, D.C.
Richard A. Pelletier, Suspending and Debarring Official, Suspension and Debarment
Program, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, D.C.
Richard A. Udell, Senior Trial Attorney, USDOJ, Washington, D.C.
You can see the program schedule and register at:
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