October 20, 2005
Resolving Environmental Disputes With the Federal Government
On October 20, 2005, the morning after the Evironmental Law Institute’s annual award dinner, Sidley Austin Brown & Wood LLP and ELI hosted a breakfast panel discussion with DOJ and EPA officials. Panelists included:
John C. Cruden, Deputy Assistant Attorney General, Environment & Natural Resources Division, U.S. Department of Justice
Walker C. Smith, Director, Office of Civil Enforcement, Office of Enforcement & Compliance Assurance, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Michael Lewis, Mediator, JAMS, Washington, DC
David Buente, Partner, Sidley Austin Brown & Wood LLP
Attendees gained insights into successful strategies for resolving difficult environmental disputes. Panelists shared their expertise and perspectives based on the many matters that they have resolved in their roles as government litigator, agency counsel, mediator, and private counsel.