Historic settlement of Deepwater Horizon claims
Our attorneys have served as BP's primary environmental counsel related to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill since 2010. We have been core members of BP’s virtual legal team; acted as lead counsel to the incident investigation team; managed the economic claims process; defended BP in citizen action lawsuits; led the company's Natural Resource Damages (NRD) defense; participated as trial counsel in the Clean Water Act penalty phase; participated in the defense of federal government and foreign state actions; and acted as lead counsel on claims related to federal debarment.
Our firm helped lead the negotiations for a global resolution of government claims. We worked with co-counsel to negotiate the consent decree that resolved claims made by the federal government, as well as Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas and more than 400 local government entities.