Speaking Engagements June 05, 2014
Venable LLP
575 7th Street, NW
Washington, DC

Criminal Enforcement of Environmental Laws

An advanced one-day course that provides the only comprehensive discussion of environmental crimes in the country. Derek Cohen, a partner in Goodwin Procter's Litigation Department and a member of its Securities Litigation & White Collar Defense Group, will speak on the panel "Deepwater Horizon: The Resolution and Its Implications." This will cover the following: What were the legal consequences of Attorney General Holder’s announcement, just a few weeks after the start of the spill, that there would be a criminal investigation into why the spill occurred and who was responsible?; How did the government go about conducting its investigation and prosecution in the whirlwind of an ongoing environmental catastrophe?; What are the special challenges of defending a company or an individual in the midst of an environmental tragedy that resulted in the loss of numerous lives?; and are manslaughter charges which were brought into this case to be expected in future environmental cases in which lives are lost?

For additional information, please visit: http://www.ali-cle.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=courses.course&course_code=CV021.