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.
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.