Firm News


With IBA partners from across Latin America, Jonathan Cocker’s article on “Harmonizing Plastics Strategy Across The Pacific Alliance” will be published in the next issue of Environmental Liability: Law, Policy and Practice.

Jonathan Cocker was invited to be a panelist on Helping Producers to Manage the Developing Global Agenda Around the Repairability of Electronics moderated by Compliance & Risks on Wednesday, May 27, 2020 from 11:15 AM – 12:15 PM EST.

Jonathan Cocker will be interviewed as part of the Harvard University Master’s Degree Program in Sustainability and Sustainable Development by Carrie Snyder, Lecturer at Harvard University and Circular Economy Consultant at CSS Consulting.

Companies around the country are continuing to assess the operating status of their businesses as the COVID-19 crisis evolves and changes on a daily basis. Amidst the flurry of state Shelter-in-Place (“SIP”) orders over the past week, industrial enterprises across a wide range of sectors – chemicals, energy, mining, agriculture, pharmaceuticals and steel – along with manufacturers providing equipment and supplies to these industries, have been positioning themselves as ”essential businesses” required to keep their…

Earlier this week, we provided guidance on the development of an “Environmental Action Plan” to address potential environmental regulatory and compliance challenges arising from the COVID-19 crisis. Our recommendations included – in the context of limited or unavailable EHS staff or resources and in response to plant shutdown orders – (i) a prioritized assessment of potential risks to human health and the environment and compliance concerns with permits or cleanup order obligations, (ii) effective communication…