John S. Irving is a Deputy Assistant Administrator in EPA’s Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance.
Mr. Irving previously was a White Collar Team Partner in the Washington, D.C., office of Holland & Knight, where his practice focused on investigations and compliance, primarily in the context of civil and criminal environmental enforcement, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and the civil False Claims Act.
Prior to that, Mr. Irving served as counsel to the Assistant Attorney General for the U.S. Department of Justice's (DOJ) Environment and Natural Resources Division, where he prosecuted criminal environmental cases and defended federal government agencies against civil environmental claims. Mr. Irving earlier served as Counsel to two Deputy Attorneys General as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in Washington, D.C., where he investigated and prosecuted violent crime and narcotics cases and tried dozens of cases before federal and local judges and juries.
Mr. Irving's broad legal experience in Washington also includes investigating unlawful campaign contributions as Investigative Counsel for the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Government Reform and Oversight, and working with federal prosecutors and agents in the Office of Independent Counsel.
This Teleforum will provide an overview of criminal and civil enforcement provisions of environmental laws...