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Criminal Enforcement of Environmental Violations Training Series

Criminal Enforcement of Environmental Violations Training Series 
Logos of State Impact Center and Conference of Western AGs

Vio­la­tions of envi­ron­men­tal stan­dards may trig­ger both crim­i­nal and civ­il laws. What are con­sid­er­a­tions for state- and local-lev­­el pros­e­cu­tors when fac­ing a choice of enforce­ment route? Join the State Ener­gy & Envi­ron­men­tal Impact Cen­ter at NYU School of Law, the Con­fer­ence of West­ern Attor­neys Gen­er­al, and the Envi­ron­ment & Nat­ur­al Resources Divi­sion of the Depart­ment of Jus­tice for a five-part train­ing series specif­i­cal­ly designed for state- and local-lev­­el pros­e­cu­tors tasked with enforce­ment of envi­ron­men­tal laws. This is a train­ing series for state and local pros­e­cu­tors. When reg­is­ter­ing, please indi­cate your state or local juris­dic­tion. See below for details on each part.

Session 1, Part 1

Ses­sion 1, Part 1
Gen­er­al Enforce­ment Prin­ci­ples and Issues
Mon­day, June 6, 1:00 — 3:00 p.m. ET

Open­ing Remarks

BETHANY DAVIS NOLL
Exec­u­tive Direc­tor, State Ener­gy & Envi­ron­men­tal Impact Cen­ter

TODD KIM
Assis­tant Attor­ney Gen­er­al, U.S. Depart­ment of Jus­tice (USDOJ)

Civ­il and/​or Crim­i­nal Enforce­ment of Envi­ron­men­tal Violations

BILL SHER­MAN
Chief, Envi­ron­men­tal Pro­tec­tion Divi­sion, Wash­ing­ton State Attor­ney General’s Office

BRADLEY ROBERTS
Assis­tant Attor­ney Gen­er­al, Wash­ing­ton State Attor­ney General’s Office

LAU­RA THOMS
Senior Attor­ney, Envi­ron­men­tal Enforce­ment Sec­tion, USDOJ, Envi­ron­ment and Nat­ur­al Resources Divi­sion (ENRD)

ERI­CA PEN­CAK
Tri­al Attor­ney, Envi­ron­men­tal Crimes Sec­tion, USDOJENRD


Ini­ti­at­ing a Crim­i­nal Investigation:

Best Prac­tices for Work­ing on a Mul­ti-Agency Inves­ti­ga­tion Team

BANU RAN­GARA­JAN
Tri­al Attor­ney, Envi­ron­men­tal Crimes Sec­tion, USDOJ, ENRD

KEVIN LAPOINTE
Assis­tant Spe­cial Agent-in-Charge, U.S. Envi­ron­men­tal Pro­tec­tion Agency, Crim­i­nal Inves­ti­ga­tion Divi­sion

STEPHEN SMITH
Spe­cial Agent, North Car­oli­na State Bureau of Investigations

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Event Mod­er­a­tor
JEN­NIFER WHIT­FIELD
Assis­tant Chief, Envi­ron­men­tal Crimes Sec­tion, USDOJENRD

Session 1, Part 2

Ses­sion 1, Part 2
Vic­tim Con­cerns and Envi­ron­men­tal Jus­tice
Tues­day, June 7, 1:00 — 2:15 p.m. ET

Pan­elists

LAU­RIE DUBRIEL
Tri­al Attor­ney, Law and Pol­i­cy Sec­tion, USDOJ, ENRD

MICHAEL DANIELS
Crim­i­nal Enforce­ment Coun­sel, Louisiana Depart­ment of Envi­ron­men­tal Qual­i­ty

LANA PET­TUS
Assis­tant Sec­tion Chief, Envi­ron­men­tal Crimes Sec­tion, USDOJENRD

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Event Mod­er­a­tor
HUNTER KENDRICK
Coun­sel for State and Local Affairs, Law and Pol­i­cy Sec­tion, USDOJENRD

Session 2

Ses­sion 2
Inves­ti­gat­ing Pol­lu­tion Crimes
Mon­day, July 18, 1:00 — 2:15 p.m. ET

Pan­elists

DAVID CLAY­TON
Chief, Envi­ron­men­tal Crimes Strike Force, Mass­a­chu­setts Office of the Attor­ney Gen­er­al

RICHARD POW­ERS
Tri­al Attor­ney, Envi­ron­men­tal Crimes Sec­tion, USDOJENRD


Addi­tion­al pan­elists and details to follow.

Session 3

Ses­sion 3
Work­place Safe­ty Pros­e­cu­tions
Mon­day, Sep­tem­ber 12, 1:00 p.m. — 2:15 p.m. ET

Pan­elists

DEB­O­RAH HAR­RIS
Chief, Envi­ron­men­tal Crimes Sec­tion, USDOJENRD

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Event Mod­er­a­tor

TER­RI GER­STEIN
Direc­tor, State and Local Enforce­ment Project, Labor and Work­life Pro­gram, Har­vard Law School


Addi­tion­al pan­elists and details to follow.

Session 4

Ses­sion 4
Ani­mal Wel­fare & Wildlife Traf­fick­ing Pros­e­cu­tions
Mon­day, Octo­ber 17, 1:00 p.m. — 2:00 p.m. ET

Overview of Ani­mal Wel­fare
ETHAN ADDY
Tri­al Attor­ney, Envi­ron­men­tal Crimes Sec­tion, USDOJENRD

MICHELLE WELCH
Senior Assis­tant Attor­ney Gen­er­al, Vir­ginia Attor­ney Gen­er­al’s Office


Wildlife Traf­fick­ing
RYAN CON­NORS
Tri­al Attor­ney, Envi­ron­men­tal Crimes Sec­tion, USDOJENRD


Addi­tion­al pan­elists and details to follow.