Defense of Enforcement Proceedings
When a business or individual receives notice of a suspected violation of environmental requirements, they face exposure to costly government mandates and penalties, and risk adverse publicity. In those circumstances, clients need capable and experienced legal representation that can minimize these adverse exposures and/or provide able defense if litigation arises.
Our attorneys have both senior level governmental policy experience and practical advocacy experience that can help when you are the subject of a potential or active enforcement proceeding. Our attorneys include experienced trial counsel and the former head of Ohio EPA's enforcement program. One of our partners is a former Chief Counsel for Ohio EPA who helped to manage over 500 pending cases at Ohio EPA and the Ohio Attorney General's Office. Our advocacy expertise includes the negotiation and litigation of some of the largest enforcement actions ever undertaken by regulators in Ohio.