Negotiation of Global Settlement in Environmental Law Matter

We represented a coal company under federal investigation by the United States Department of Justice and the EPA for felony violations of the Clean Water Act. After completion of an internal investigation and meetings with and presentations to United States Department of Justice and EPA officials, we negotiated a favorable global resolution of all criminal, civil and administrative issues that included a plea agreement to misdemeanors, a compliance agreement with the United States and no debarment of the company.