Environmental Litigation & Disputes: Environmental Enforcement

Gnarus experts advise counsel on complex regulatory issues associated with alleged violations of all major U.S. environmental laws and state law counterparts. This often involves extensive factual analyses to determine the veracity of alleged violations. Gnarus experts have analyzed numerous government penalty assessments, addressing both the gravity component of such penalties and the alleged economic benefit of non-compliance. Our experts have also advised clients in the development and valuation of Supplemental Environmental Projects as part of settlement negotiations including the development of a comprehensive environmental management system.  Specific areas of expertise include:

  • Alleged noncompliance validity assessment
  • Evaluation of agency penalty assessments and providing alternative assessments where appropriate
  • Development and valuation of supplemental environmental projects
  • Ability to pay analysis
  • Determination of appropriate injunctive relief for enforcement action settlement
  • Assistance in compliance with settlement agreements and developing management systems for that purpose