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What Defense Counsel Can Learn From The W.Va. Spill

For the companies and their lawyers, the headlines were awful and kept getting worse: 300,000 people suffering without drinking water; changes in corporate ownership just days before the chemical spill; and accusations that a...more

D.Lgs. 231/2001 Aggiornamento Normativo E Giurisprudenziale

Si riporta di seguito una breve rassegna dei provvedimenti maggiormente significativi in materia di responsabilità amministrativa degli enti ex D.Lgs. 231/2001. CAPACITA' ESIMENTE DEL MODELLO - CASSAZIONE PENALE....more

Scrap Metal Dealers Act 2013

On 1 December 2013 the Scrap Metal Dealers Act 2013 (the “Act”) came into force in England and Wales. The Act aims to combat the recent increase in metal theft which is being spurred on partly by rising commodity costs. The...more

Environmental Crimes and Punishment

A few years ago the president of a well-known food brand was convicted and sentenced to serve nine months in federal prison for failing to stop his plant from engaging in a practice that he knew was a violation of...more

Gibson Guitar Corp. Agrees to Resolve Investigation Into Lacey Act Violations

On August 6, 2012, Gibson Guitar Corp. entered into a criminal enforcement agreement with the United States, resolving a criminal investigation into allegations that the company violated the Lacey Act by illegally purchasing...more

Environmental Crime Risks

Chief compliance officers have enough on their plate without having to worry about another risk. The Obama Administration came into power promising to increase enforcement of environmental laws and regulations. On the civil...more

Going Green: Corruption and the Environment

Corruption Crime & Compliance welcomes Patrick Kellermann from LeClairRyan who authored this post. Patrick’s biography is located here (see article for link). For the past decade, money has poured into green businesses...more

Oops! My client had a spill – what do I do now?! By Gerald L. Hilsher

Originally published in Oklahoma Bar Journal - Volume 83, No.5 - February 11, 2012. Anyone who has raised a child or represented a company in a regulated industry knows that accidents will happen. This article will...more

The Lacey Act and Fishery Enforcement: Congressional Staffer Caught in the Snare

President William McKinley, on May 25, 1900, signed into law legislation that has become known as the Lacey Act. Designed to combat interstate trafficking in illegally taken game, the Lacey Act became the first significant...more

Pig Promise Produces No Prudhoe Pork For Plaintiff

What We’ve Got Here is A Failure to Pig In 2006, BP Exploration (Alaska) Inc. shut down its pipelines and oil production in Prudhoe Bay, Alaska after leaks were discovered in two of its pipelines. Both leaks resulted from...more

Gavel to Gavel: To kill a mockingbird By Jessica John Bowman

Article first appeared in The Journal Record - June 9, 2011. Maybe you’ve heard this one: A hunter asks the game warden whether he may shoot a particular animal. “No,” replies the warden, “I’m sorry, but the season...more

EnviroBrief Newsletter

In this Issue: *REACH Registration Process Remains Challenging For Those Doing Buisness In or With the EU *USEPA Region 7 General Counsel Shares Agency Priorities *Ninth Circuit Affirms Conviction of Corporate Officer...more

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