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Effectively Responding to a Catastrophic Environmental Event


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Category:
Environmental |  Institute for Energy Law |  Litigation |  Regulatory
Faculty:
Lauren Brogdon |  Edward Clark Lewis
Duration:
60 Minutes
Format:
Audio and Video
Original Program Date :
Mar 02, 2021
License:
Access for 6 month(s) after purchase.


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Description

With public attention focused on catastrophic environmental and industrial events in the energy industry, such as those caused by natural disasters, explosions, accidents and other incidents, how companies respond to catastrophic incidents is critical. This session will cover a broad spectrum of issues related to successful legal response for these types of events. Topics to be addressed range from effectively working with regulators (CSB, OSHA, NTSB, EPA, ATF, and many others), defending governmental enforcement actions and the many inevitable personal injury lawsuits, coordinating external and internal investigations, preserving evidence, the environmental duties of a company’s incident response team, and public relations.  

Credits


Texas
Accreditation Status:
Approved
Total Credits:
1.0
General Credits:
1.0
Ethics Credits:
0.0

California
Accreditation Status:
Participatory Credit
Total Credits:
1.0
General Credits:
1.0
Legal Ethics Credits:
0.0

Elimination of Bias Credit:

0.0

Substance Abuse/Mental Illness Credit:

0.0


New Mexico
Accreditation Status:
Self-Study
Total Credits:
1.0
General Credits:
1.0
Specialty Credits:
0.0

Pennsylvania
Accreditation Status:
Approved
Total Credits:
1.0
General Credits:
1.0
Ethics Credits:
0.0

West Virginia
Accreditation Status:
Approved
Total Credits:
1.2
General Credits:
1.2
Ethics/Specialty Credits:
0.0

Credit in Other States

Although MCLE credit has only been requested in these jurisdictions, you may be able to personally request and obtain credit in other jurisdictions—either participatory or self-study credit—but the rules vary greatly by jurisdiction. Please review your jurisdiction’s MCLE rules and regulations before purchasing or viewing this program if the purpose of your purchase is to obtain MCLE credit.



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Faculty

Lauren Brogdon's Profile

Lauren Brogdon Related seminars and products: 1

Norton Rose Fulbright


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.

Lauren is actively involved in pro bono work, currently serving as Immediate Past Chair of the Houston Volunteer Lawyers and having successfully represented dozens of survivors of domestic violence in divorce and child custody disputes. She serves on Norton Rose Fulbright’s national Pro Bono Committee and Houston recruiting committee. Lauren is a Past President of the Houston Young Lawyers Association. She has been named a Texas Rising Star in class actions/mass tort law from 2017 through 2020. Lauren earned her JD at Columbia Law School and BA, cum laude at Rice University.


Edward Clark Lewis's Profile

Edward Clark Lewis Related seminars and products: 1

Norton Rose Fulbright


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. He takes a hands-on approach to work with clients to formulate overall legal strategy related to each incident. Previously, Eddie worked as a chemical engineer which contributes to his knowledge of environmental issues and industrial processes, as well as his ability to work effectively with facility engineers, operators and environmental and safety personnel. His practice frequently involves legal issues in which catastrophic incidents and/or complex technical issues are at the forefront.


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