Best Practices for Responding to an Environmental Disaster

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Course Description

This program was recorded on March 10, 2021

The immediate response to an environmental disaster is crucial for ensuring the continued safety of a facility, determining whether to resume operations, responding to media inquiries, and diffusing corporate and shareholder concerns. Companies may be facing disputes on multiple fronts: government agencies, employees, contractors, and the surrounding community. In spite of the growing proliferation of these disputes, the private sector remains largely unprepared for catastrophic disasters.

Speaker Bio
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Course Agenda

Attorney Lauren BrogdonLauren Brogdon
Lauren's practice focuses on energy, environmental, toxic tort, and complex commercial litigation in state and federal court, including class action and multi-district litigation. Lauren represents energy clients in connection with disputes related to industrial accidents, hydraulic fracturing, disposal and injection wells, chemical exposure, product liability, federal and state environmental statutes, royalty payment practices, and contractual disputes. Lauren also handles a variety of general civil litigation matters involving causes of action for breach of contract, fraud, negligence, nuisance and contractual and common law indemnity.

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Edward Lewis
Eddie Lewis, who joined in 1993, is a partner in the Houston office. He focuses his practice in the environmental law area, including the defense of major litigation and governmental enforcement actions that result from catastrophic industrial incidents. Eddie personally responds to the scene of industrial incidents, usually on the day of the event, where he assists clients in coordinating incident response activities, in managing interactions with the many governmental authorities (e.g., CSB, OSHA, ATF, EPA, fire marshals, state and local environmental agencies, police) that respond to and investigate industrial incidents, and working on matters such as public communications, evidence preservation, incident investigation and the defense of private party and government lawsuits.

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Course Agenda

  1. Development of facility or company crisis management plans
  2. Conducting risk assessment to determine potential emergency scenarios
  3. Determination of whether and how to investigate the cause of an incident
  4. Analysis of public relations considerations that may impact investigations and/or litigation
  5. Preservation of evidence
  6. Conducting interviews of employees, contractors, and other personnel
  7. Technical investigation
  8. Interfacing with state and federal regulatory agencies
  9. Implications for the class action or MDL context
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