The U.S. Department of Justice and Department of Labor are taking specific steps to bring more criminal prosecutions for environmental and worker safety violations, through an expansion of the Worker Endangerment Initiative. When a major incident occurs that results in release of pollutants or causes harm to workers, there is now an increased likelihood of a criminal investigation and potential criminal prosecution. Learn about the challenges of crisis management and the three-ring circus that ensues when a serious accident occurs by clicking the video below.

The CLE breakfast program provided practical insights on crisis management for these types of environmental and workplace incidents. Our experienced practitioners were joined by Len Biegel, a nationally recognized expert on communication to the public and various stakeholders in the immediate aftermath of an incident.