An Excess of Zeal: Lessons for Defense lawyers from the W.R. Grace Trial
10 February 2009
Mayer Brown Article
On May 8, 2009, W.R. Grarace & Co. and three of the chemical company’s former executives were acquitted of all charges in the largest, most aggressive environmental prosecution ever mounted by the U.S. Department of Justice and the Environmental Protection Agency. The two-and-a-half-month trial capped a massive five-year effort to obtain “justice” for the town of Libby, Montana.