Emergency Response

When unexpected environmental and safety crises happen, quick and pragmatic counsel from a trusted advisor can help companies effectively respond.  From assisting companies on establishing protocols for internal communications, to conducting internal investigations, to developing strategies to communicate with the public and regulators, and to defending regulatory enforcement or lawsuits that may, unfortunately, result from the event, we assist clients in understanding and limiting potential liabilities resulting from emergencies.

We also help clients prepare emergency response plans to avoid and mitigate the effects of crises before they happen.  We have defended companies in OSHA Process Safety Management enforcement actions, EPA enforcement actions brought under the Risk Management Program of the federal Clean Air Act, and in private lawsuits brought by individuals claiming to be affected by an event.