The attorneys at Parsons Behle & Latimer leverage relationships we have developed with environmental criminal enforcement authorities at federal, state and local levels for our clients' benefit that allow us to cut to the chase in environmental crime matters and help clients obtain experience-based outcomes. We have extensive experience in federal grand jury investigations, helping targets of investigations navigate the unique issues ranging from the internal investigation process, corporate disclosures, subpoena responses and negotiations with the U.S. Attorney’s office or EPA Environmental Crimes Section. We will work hard to direct the case away from criminal indictment where at all possible. We represent companies as well as individuals.
Defense of environmental crimes lawsuit
Parsons Behle & Latimer was retained by a Chinese circuit board manufacturing client to represent it in a lawsuit filed by the United States Environmental Protection Agency for alleged unauthorized releases of untreated wastewater into the Salt Lake City sewer system. Negotiated a settlement with the United States Department of Justice, which included a penalty payment and expansion of client's wastewater treatment plant.