The new and ever-changing environmental regulatory landscape brings challenges and potentially serious pitfalls for many of our clients.
Large corporations and small to midsize businesses alike face a new and vigorous enforcement effort by all levels of government in areas such as wastewater distribution, emission controls and hazardous waste. Godfrey & Kahn stands ready to assist clients with strategic, cost-effective advice.
Our team of former state and federal prosecutors has particular knowledge in the handling of internal investigations and can help formulate a regulatory compliance plan to avoid enforcement actions. In the event that a violation does occur, we advise clients regarding whether and how to self-report violations, and we negotiate with enforcement agencies to mitigate risk and exposure. If necessary, our team also has the trial experience to provide creative and results-driven defense strategies that protect both the individual employee and the business.
In resolving these matters, our Government Investigations, White Collar & Compliance team partners with attorneys from our firm's Environmental & Energy Strategies teams, whose members are among the best environmental attorneys in Wisconsin. Our attorneys have vast experience with environmental enforcement agencies at all levels of government and have assisted clients in negotiating both civil and criminal enforcement matters.
Investigated whistleblower allegations about environmental hazards at publicly-traded company
Represented a project management consultant in the U.S. Department of Justice investigation of an environmental disaster