Munger, Tolles & Olson attorney Brad D. Brian discussed key strategic issues involved in criminal environmental cases at a June 5, 2014 program hosted by the American Law Institute Continuing Legal Education Group. As a presenter at “Criminal Enforcement of Environmental Laws,” Mr. Brian addressed some of the key legal, factual and tactical issues affecting the legal resolution of the BP oil Spill case and its implications on future environmental cases. Mr. Brian’s co-panelists included John Buretta and Derek Cohen, the Director and Deputy Director of the Federal Task Force, and Marc Mukasey, lead criminal defense counsel for Halliburton Energy Services in the same matter.
The one-day CLE program was designed to help lawyers respond to environmental criminal investigations and prosecutions, communicate with clients and negotiate and resolve matters with the government. It was held in Washington, D.C.
Mr. Brian is a nationally known trial lawyer specializing in complex civil and criminal litigation of all types. He is representing Transocean, which owned and operated the Deepwater Horizon, as lead counsel in litigation arising from the April 20, 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.