Scott A. Elliott

Partner
scott.elliott@kattenlaw.com
Houston Office
p+1.713.270.3436
f+1.713.583.9061
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Overview

Scott Elliott advises a wide range of clients on environmental, health and safety issues. Scott routinely counsels clients in the chemical and energy industries on matters involving major industrial accidents, crisis response, process safety incidents and workplace fatalities. Scott counsels clients with regards to compliance obligations under the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)'s Risk Management Program (RMP) regulations issued under the Clean Air Act (CAA), and Process Safety Management (PSM) program regulations by the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA). He routinely counsels clients on conducting internal investigations. Additionally, Scott also advises clients on enforcement matters involving the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE).

Scott has helped clients respond to investigations by OSHA, the EPA, the Chemical Safety Board (CSB), the Department of Justice (DOJ), the BSEE and state regulatory agencies.

Scott also counsels companies on environmental, health and safety (EHS) culture and the management of process safety. He routinely advises energy companies on emerging regulatory requirements and systems for overseeing EHS performance.

Shown below is a selection of Scott’s engagements.

Experience
  • Representation of a Fortune 50 integrated energy company following a refinery fire, including before the CSB, the EPA and state agencies.
  • Representation of a Fortune 50 integrated energy company with respect to a furnace explosion resulting in a fatality and investigations by OSHA, the CSB and the EPA, including subsequent enforcement.
  • Representation of a Fortune 50 integrated energy company with respect to investigations and subsequent enforcement by Cal/OSHA.
  • Representation of numerous petroleum refiners and chemical manufacturers in EPA Risk Management Program inspections.
  • Representation of a Fortune 50 chemical manufacturer in connection with an EPA multimedia inspection.
  • Representation of energy companies in connection with environmental criminal investigations.
  • Representation of a chemical manufacturer in a fire that injured two employees and resulted in investigations by OSHA and the CSB.
  • Representation of a Fortune 50 chemical manufacturer in connection with investigations by the CSB, OSHA, the EPA and other agencies into a four-fatality accident resulting from the release of toxic chemicals, including subsequent enforcement.
  • Representation of a Fortune 50 integrated energy company in the appeal of multiple BSEE Incidents of Noncompliance.
  • Representation of a midstream energy company in connection with an OSHA investigation that resulted in subsequent enforcement.
  • Provision of advice to energy companies on EPA and OSHA proposed rulemaking regarding RMP and PSM regulations.
  • Representation of multinational automotive manufacturer in enterprise-wide compliance assurance and safety review.
Firm News
Presentations
June 2, 2015
Presenter | 28th Annual Environmental, Health & Safety Seminar | Galveston, Texas
September 17, 2014
Presenter | Emerging Safety Issues | API Subcommittee on Environmental, Health, and Safety Law | Houston, Texas
September 16, 2014
Presenter | What Is the "Safety Case" and Why Are People Calling for It? | Chemical Safety and Security Seminar | Houston, Texas
June 2–5, 2014
Presenter | 27th Annual Environmental, Health & Safety Seminar | Galveston, Texas
February 13, 2014
Presenter | Emerging Safety Issues | API Subcommittee on Environmental, Health, and Safety Law | Houston, Texas

Education

  • JD, The University of Texas at Austin School of Law, with honors
  • BA, The University of Texas at Austin, with honors
  • BBA, The University of Texas at Austin, Phi Beta Kappa

Bar Admissions

  • Texas
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