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Webinar: Business and Legal Implications for Environmental Consulting Firms: Lessons Learned from the Stratus/Chevron Ecuador Debacle

June 5, 2013
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM CDT

Speakers: Andrew N. Davis, Paul D. Sanson, James W. Bergenn

June 5, 2013
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM CDT

Live Webinar from Shipman & Goodwin's Washington, DC Office to client locations throughout the country.

Recent developments in the Chevron Ecuador contamination case have shaken environmental consultants everywhere and those who use their services. Following an Order by an Ecuadorian judge requiring Chevron, as successor to Texaco, to pay over $18 billion in damages associated with legacy water, soil and natural resource contamination in Ecuador's Amazon rainforest, Chevron brought suit in NY federal court, alleging misconduct (including fraud and extortion) on the part of the plaintiffs, their attorney and their environmental consultant, Stratus Consulting. Recently, Stratus agreed to a settlement in which it admitted improper conduct and recanted its findings and conclusions.

This webinar summarizes these developments and identifies the important business and legal lessons for environmental consulting firms to avoid a similar disaster. Audience members include environmental consultants throughout the country.

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