Deepwater Lessons Go Beyond The Gulf

Law360, New York (August 16, 2011, 2:35 PM EDT) -- As we remember the victims of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico more than a year after the tragedy, we have an opportunity to reflect upon BP’s response to this disaster and the lessons that can and should be learned from it.

Within weeks of the disaster, BP knew that the Obama administration was on a mission to hold it responsible. It also knew that Congress was poised to retroactively amend the Oil Pollution Act, which governs the spill, and remove its...
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