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Environmental Crisis Management in Today’s Manufacturing Environment 2018

April 12, 2018

To register for the Environmental Crisis Management event, please click HERE.

As recent headlines suggest, many manufacturers can be caught off guard when a disaster, natural or otherwise, strikes their facility. There are, however, several best practices and proactive steps that a manufacturer can and should take to mitigate damaging themselves and the public when caught in a sudden emergency. By adopting (pre-disaster) one or more of these activities, a manufacturer can significantly increase its ability to successfully argue that it met that the applicable standard of care when faced with a litany of regulatory, personal injury, and/or property damage claims after the incident.

This Lunch and Learn Event, presented by Frost Brown Todd and the Indiana Manufacturers Association, will provide practical insights on crisis management for environmental and workplace incidents.

The agenda will include:

  • Requirements for compliance with the “Superfund” Statute and the Emergency Planning and Community Right to Know Act
  • Reporting and responding to spills and releases of petroleum and hazardous substances under Indiana’s Spill Rule
  • Best practices for the development of a Comprehensive Emergency Response Plan
  • Protecting the manufacturer’s accident investigation from discovery in future litigation
  • Best practices for working with in-house and outside experts
  • Working with state regulatory agencies
  • Responding to the media

Join us for this presentation at Frost Brown Todd’s Indianapolis office on April 12th. The program will run from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Lunch will be provided. Approval for CE and CLE credit is pending.


Timothy L. Karns, Product Liability Litigation

Tim has significant experience in every facet of the litigation process and has spent numerous hours honing his trial skills before a variety of state and federal tribunals. Tim concentrates his practice in product liability litigation, premises liability litigation, and general tort litigation.

Philip J. Schworer, Environmental

Phil represents clients in all aspects of environmental, health and safety, and toxic tort issues.  His practice includes: environmental litigation (defense of governmental enforcement actions, citizens suit defense; Superfund and toxic tort claim defense); environmental due diligence and and compliance counseling.