Emmett Institute on Climate Change & the Environment

The Volkswagen Diesel Emissions Debacle: Consumer, Business, and Enforcement Implications

Co-Sponsored by the Lowell Milken Institute for Business Law and Policy. Prof. David Uhlmann of Michigan Law, former Chief of the U.S. Department of Justice Environmental Crimes Section, will discuss the recent Volkswagen emissions scandal. Please RSVP at the link below.

Prof. David Uhlmann of University of Michigan Law School, former Chief of the U.S. Department of Justice Environmental Crimes Section, will discuss legal and business aspects of Volkswagen’s recent, well-publicized use of a defeat device to conceal the fact that its diesel vehicles did not meet U.S. and California air quality standards.

Prof. Uhlmann, a leading expert on environmental crime and corporate crime, will consider Volkswagen’s misconduct through multiple lenses.  His talk will approach the issue from a business perspective (what must VW do to address the problem), an enforcement perspective (how will the government approach the potential criminal and civil cases against Volkswagen), and a consumer perspective (to what extent are consumers entitled to compensation for VW’s misconduct).

Lunch Provided; open to the public with rsvp.

RSVP here!

Co-sponsored by the UCLA School of Law Emmett Institute on Climate Change and the Environment, Lowell Milken Institute for Business Law and Policy, and Environmental Law Society.