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Environmental and Workplace Safety


Scott Elliott advises a wide range of clients on environmental, health and safety issues. Scott routinely counsels clients in the chemical and energy industries on matters involving major industrial accidents, crisis response, process safety incidents and workplace fatalities. Scott counsels clients with regards to compliance obligations under the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)’s Risk Management Program (RMP) regulations issued under the Clean Air Act (CAA), and Process Safety Management (PSM) program regulations by the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA). He routinely counsels clients on conducting internal investigations. Additionally, Scott also advises clients on enforcement matters involving the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE).

Scott has helped clients respond to investigations by OSHA, the EPA, the Chemical Safety Board (CSB), the Department of Justice (DOJ), the BSEE and state regulatory agencies.

Scott also counsels companies on environmental, health and safety (EHS) culture and the management of process safety. He routinely advises energy companies on emerging regulatory requirements and systems for overseeing EHS performance.

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United States > Industry focus > Environment: regulatory

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Scott Elliott


Katten specializes in environmental crimes, workplace safety and major accident response, acting for an impressive roster of clients that includes Chevron and ExxonMobil. It has been advising DuPont on matters concerning a catastrophic toxic environmental release that resulted in multiple fatalities in La Porte, Texas, in 2014, including, most recently, resolving all administrative citations issued by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), and all alleged civil CAA violations with the EPA and DOJ with no admission of wrongdoing. Key contacts in Houston include Greg Dillard and the ‘wonderfulScott Elliott. In Washington DC, Steve Solow, Nadira Clarke and Anne Carpenter are key practitioners. Also recommended are Austin-based Danny Worrell, San Francisco-based Matthew Baker and Lily Chinn, and Tom Van Wyngarden in Los Angeles. Mark Farley founded his own firm in 2019.