Darin J. Smith is a member of the firm’s Environmental, Safety & Health Practice Group and focuses his practice on helping organizations manage and mitigate the spectrum of financial and reputational liabilities that may arise from a crisis no matter the size, type or location. He has assisted clients in all stages of crisis management, from emergency preparedness to public relations to litigation and settlement negotiations.
Darin also specifically counsels clients on a wide range of environmental liability issues relating to the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA), Resource Conservation and Recovert Act (RCRA), Clean Water Act (CWA), National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), Endangered Species Act (ESA) and Oil Pollution Act (OPA). His experience includes negotiating with numerous federal agencies, including the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), US Fish & Wildlife Service (FWS), National Park Service (NPS), Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) and Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE).
Darin also has broad experience with the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), in particular assisting organizations with complex internal investigations to satisfy US and international reporting requirements.