Nobody wants to find out that they're under a District Attorney investigation.
But, in California, the Environmental and Conservation divisions of many District Attorney offices can be very aggressive in going after high profile businesses whose activities intersect with the State's complicated environmental laws.
In recent years, we've seen DA offices go after telecom companies, the transportation sector, and big box retailers. Prosecutors are not shy about getting their hands dirty, literally digging through dumpsters to find evidence of hazardous waste disposal violations.
At Hanson Bridgett we have a lot of experience helping companies deal with these investigations, and helping them develop systems to avoid future enforcement actions. Systems that are both good for the environment and for their bottom line.