February 19, 2019

February 19, 2019

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Engaging Environmental Specialists and Preserving Privileges

The lines between legal, technical, and strategic communications often get blurry in the context of site investigations, incident response, and other environmental projects.  Many company personnel equate "cc-ing" in-house counsel with preserving confidentiality. As a result, the parameters of the attorney-client privilege and the work-product doctrine can be tested in the context of engaging environmental specialists. This webinar focuses on practical steps to take in order to best protect the privileges, including providing sample language for engagement agreements.

 

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Jason Hutt, Environmental Attorney, Bracewell law firm
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Jason Hutt, head of the firm’s Environmental and Natural Resources practice, advises energy companies, manufacturers, project developers, investor groups and financial institutions about environmental risks and liabilities associated with incident response, regulatory compliance, project development, congressional and internal investigations and corporate transactions. He also assists in the defense of administrative, civil and criminal proceedings involving environmental enforcement agencies at the federal and state levels. Jason counsels clients on current and upcoming...

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Kevin D. Collins, Bracewell, Government Investigations Attorney, Chemicals Sector lawyer,
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Kevin is a former Assistant U.S. Attorney from the Eastern District of Texas. He is a trial lawyer and has experience trying cases to jury verdict in state and federal court.

He also assists companies responding to government investigations after major industrial accidents and chemical releases in the energy and chemical sectors. Kevin has experience responding to investigations by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Chemical Safety Board (CSB), the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the Pipeline and Hazardous Material Safety Administration (PHMSA), the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ), California regulatory authorities, and state and federal prosecutors.

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