We defend businesses and individuals in criminal investigations, regulatory enforcement actions, and prosecutions.
We have experience handling a variety of civil and criminal environmental matters involving issues relating to the Clean Water Act (“CWA”), Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (“RCRA”), the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (“CERCLA”), NPDES permits, and enforcement actions.
We have represented clients in civil and criminal investigations and litigation involving both government and non-government litigants. Our attorneys developed an in-depth understanding and knowledge of the relevant state and federal environmental laws and regulations in private practice and in their former careers as government prosecutors. While at the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Mr. Bienert investigated a multi-national oil company for civil and criminal Clean Water Act and NPDES Permit violations relating to wastewater discharge into the Pacific Ocean.
With our unique insights and significant trial experience, we know how to strategically plan for and litigate complex regulatory and scientific issues in ways that are persuasive to juries and judges. When litigation does not seem appropriate to achieve a client’s goals or business objectives, we work towards achieving early, cost-effective, and successful resolutions of environmental matters.
Additional Practice Areas
White Collar Criminal and Regulatory Defense
Complex Civil Litigation
We resolve high-stakes disputes of all varieties, in all venues, and in all stages of litigation.
We prosecute and defend virtually every type of issue that may arise during a bankruptcy case or adversary proceeding.
We defend businesses and individuals in whistleblower investigations. We also advocate for whistleblowers.
Reassuring, articulate, knowledgeable, and effective. They made the process so much easier and gave me peace of mind in a stressful but successful outcome.