Doug Parker

Doug Parker is a recognized leader in environmental risk and compliance who advises clients on environmental policy, public sector strategies, enforcement actions and crisis management.

At E&W Strategies, he serves clients by providing strategic direction in the areas of corporate and individual risk, crisis mitigation and environmental compliance. He brings a unique perspective to his role as the former Director of EPA's Criminal Investigation Division where he oversaw matters ranging from the investigation into the Deepwater Horizon disaster to the Volkswagen emissions cheating scandal.

Doug counsels clients on navigating environmental, health and safety compliance challenges across multiple industries, including the automotive, energy, chemical, utility and manufacturing sectors. He also provides guidance to law firms, consulting firms, and financial entities that are managing compliance matters or are engaged in due diligence with environmental risk implications. Additionally, Doug serves as a subject matter expert for those seeking to understand and navigate the environmental and natural resource policy space or who may be advocating at the federal level on critical policy and enforcement issues.

Doug speaks regularly to industry groups on strategies for navigating environmental risk and has shared his insights on CNN, National Public Radio, as well as in The New York Times and numerous other media outlets.

Doug received his B.A. from Colby College, and M.A. in Public Policy from Georgetown University.

Doug has worked with a cross section of companies and clients on compliance, enforcement and policy matters. His work ranges from helping companies assess their compliance programs and train their senior managers to advising outside counsel on responding to potential federal enforcement actions.

He has advocated on behalf of clients to both regulatory and legislative staff on environmental policy matters and served as a formal subject matter expert on environmental transactions. Doug has also worked extensively with companies and their senior management teams on developing and implementing crisis response strategies for matters in the environment and natural resource space.

In his former role as Director of EPA’s Criminal Investigation Division, Doug oversaw a nationwide team of special agents and criminal analysts who were tasked with investigating the most serious environmental crimes affecting the American public and its natural resources.

While overseeing matters ranging from large-scale environmental disasters to enforcement initiatives in the renewable fuels sector, Doug worked extensively with EPA’s civil enforcement program, environmental regulators, emergency responders, and the Department of Justice to set and execute national enforcement policy.

Doug also worked closely with the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Department of Homeland Security and various state law enforcement and environmental agencies in carrying out criminal enforcement initiatives, homeland security priorities and crisis response efforts.

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doug.parker@earthandwatergroup.com