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Again with the Responsible Corporate Officer Doctrine

Sorry for the length of time between posts – real life got in the way – I have been traveling and been in trial.  Now I am back!!! How is it that a person sitting in an office in New

The McNulty Memorandum

The Thompson Memorandum reiterated the DOJ policy regarding the prosecutions of business entities. The Thompson Memorandum was heavily criticized by the private bar and the business community because of its perceived over-reaching. Initially, the criticism of the Thompson Memorandum was

The McNulty Memorandum

On December 12, 2006, United States Deputy Attorney General Paul McNulty issued the revised United States Department of Justice (

Act to Prevent Pollution from Ships

On May 17, 2007, a jury in Maine returned a guilty verdict against Petraia Maritime Ltd. (

Act to Prevent Pollution from Ships in Action

On March 8, 2007, the USDOJ announced that a Greek-based shipping company, Kassian Maritime Navigation Agency Ltd., and a crew member of the M/V North Princess, were charged in a three-count indictment related to the

The Responsible Corporate Officer Doctrine

The Responsible Corporate Officer Doctrine The theory of the Responsible Corporate Officer doctrine is that knowledge may be inferred from the position of responsibility and authority with a company.  See United States v. Park, 421 U.S. 658 (1975); United States

How It All Starts

My first experience with environmental work was as a law clerk in 1986.  From that experience, I decided that I wanted to practice environmental law.  And what an experience opver the last 20 years.  Once I was licensed, a senior