About Katie Barajas

Katie Barajas knows the negative impact a government investigation can have on a corporation's bottom line and is there to help when businesses need it most. She is a member of the environmental and workplace safety team and helps clients, including those in the manufacturing, construction, shipping, and oil and gas industries respond to investigations of violations of environmental and workplace safety laws. With a strong background in business and law, she understands the needs of business in the midst of an investigation.

Learning about Old Cases Helps New Clients

Katie is adept at learning new material quickly and communicates well with clients and experts in a range of industries. In addition, she has studied the details of environmental and workplace safety criminal cases across the country over the last eight years. This knowledge is useful for identifying key trends, developing winning arguments, and negotiating settlements.

Katie has worked with clients on investigations by the US Environmental Protection Agency, US Coast Guard, Chemical Safety Board, US Department of Justice and similar government agencies. Her experience also includes responding to investigations in the immediate aftermath of environmental incidents, witness interviews, and document review and production.

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Practice Focus

  • White collar, investigations and compliance
  • Environmental crimes
  • Environmental civil litigation
  • Major accident and Incident Response
  • Workplace safety and OSHA