Criminal Environmental Enforcement Update: What to Expect in the Obama Administration’s Final Year

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This program features top government officials and private practitioners who will examine recent developments in the Obama administration’s criminal environmental enforcement program including renewed focus on next generation enforcement, the worker safety initiative and new policies such as the “Yates” memo on individual corporate responsibility. The program will also examine EPA’s year end statistics on environmental crimes prosecutions and discuss trends in EPA’s and DOJ’s enforcement of air, water and land disposal regulations.

This program is sponsored by the Remediation and Environmental Liability Committee of the D.C. Bar’s Environment, Energy and Natural Resources Section and cosponsored by ABA SEER and the Environmental Law Institute.


  • Deborah Harris, Chief, Environmental Crimes Section, U.S. Department of Justice
  • Greg Linsin, Blank Rome
  • Doug Parker, Director, EPA Criminal Investigation Division
  • Bruce Pasfield, Alston and Bird LLP

Important Registration Information:

This event is open to the public, but you must register with the DC Bar HERE. There is a $10-$25 fee for all attendees. Attendees may bring a brown-bag lunch. Doors open at 11:30 p.m. EDT. Contact the DC Bar at 202-626-3463 or with questions.


Alston & Bird LLP
950 F Street NW
Washington, DC United States 20004

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