Environmental Compliance

Our attorneys offer clients sophisticated compliance and due diligence counseling under the nation's environmental statutes, advise them on reporting issues as they arise, and help them develop internal auditing procedures to avoid government or civic challenges to their projects.

Venable's multidisciplinary team works with clients in myriad industries, including manufacturing, pharmaceutical, mining, and utilities, to formulate well-crafted compliance programs that reduce civil and criminal liability exposure. We vigilantly track the nation's constantly evolving environmental statutes and requirements, positioning our clients to anticipate and avoid government or public interest group challenges. We help clients create robust internal compliance assurance and auditing processes to manage potential environmental liabilities on a risk-based assessment. Leveraging our familiarity with regulatory enforcement trends, and with Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Department of Justice (DOJ) enforcement and auditing guidelines, we help clients get ahead of the curve for the management of hazardous materials, waste streams, recycling and product life-cycle issues, workplace hazards, and more.

Our significant experience with audit procedures and federal sentencing guidelines informs our development of robust self-audit programs. In the event these internal processes turn up potential violations, we work closely with clients on strategies regarding self-reporting, mitigation, remedial measures, and related civil penalties. Clients rely on our experienced team's understanding of environmental laws to remain in compliance, avoid challenges, and achieve their business goals.