January 9, 2018 - Reed Smith is starting the New Year with four new additions to its growing 70-attorney Houston office. Workplace Safety and Environmental attorney Ben Patton joins Reed Smith as a partner in the firm’s global Energy & Natural Resources Group (ENR) from the Houston office of Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP.
Patton concentrates his practice on environmental, health and safety (EHS) regulatory and compliance matters involving major accidents, chemical releases and other workplace incidents. He routinely counsels companies in connection with major industrial accidents, internal investigations and root cause analysis (RCA), workplace culture, compliance assurance, crisis response, whistleblowers, process safety incidents, and workplace fatalities. Patton also advises companies on government agency investigations and enforcement, environmental litigation, and response to regulatory rulemakings.