Mr. Hartman represents companies and individuals in criminal and civil investigations, trials, and appeals primarily involving complex federal regulatory programs, with an emphasis on environmental matters, and advises clients on compliance with those programs. He also conducts internal investigations, counsels clients regarding corporate compliance programs, and represents clients in Congressional investigations regarding lobbying, ethics, and related issues. He has represented clients in industries including maritime, energy, pharmaceuticals, healthcare, recycling, chemicals, manufacturing, and real estate. Some of his more significant matters include:
- In re Aiken County, Ferguson, et al. In re Aiken County, 725 F.3d 255 (D.C. Cir. 2013), reh’g en banc denied, No. 11-1271, 2013 U.S. App. LEXIS 22003 (D.C. Cir. Oct. 28, 2013). Represented businessmen challenging Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s decision to cease consideration of the application to construct Yucca Mountain as a permanent repository for high level nuclear waste as required by the Nuclear Waste Policy Act, and Administrative Procedures Act. Mandamus issued and attorneys’ fees awarded. Click here to access the brief.
- American Vanguard Corporation v. Jackson, 803 F. Supp. 2d 8 (D.D.C. 2011). Represented pesticide manufacturer in first successful judicial challenge to unprecedented EPA action attempting to use a unilateral “stop sale” order as a means of effectively suspending an approved registration to sell a pesticide. Click here to access the brief.
- United States v. Mark David Radley, 632 F.3d 177 (5th Cir. 2011). Successfully represented individual in obtaining full dismissal of indictment in multi-defendant matter alleging conspiracy, wire fraud, manipulation, and attempted manipulation of the propane market under the Commodity Futures Trading Act and Title 18. Indictment dismissed. Click here to read the decision.
- United States v. John Cota (No. CR-08-0160) (N.D. Cal.). Represented pilot of Cosco Busan in criminal proceeding arising from Cosco Busan spill in San Francisco Bay.
- Bates Drug Stores, Inc. v. Holder et al., No. CV 11-167 (E.D. Wash.). Represented pharmacy in successfully obtaining injunctive relief against enforcement of Drug Enforcement Administration Immediate Suspension Order under the Controlled Substances Act, 21 U.S.C. 834(d). Click here to access the order.