Letter to the Editor: Chevron GC ‘Omits Critical Facts’ About $9.5B Judgment in Environmental Case


My letter to the editor was printed by American Lawyer Media in the Fulton Daily Report.

This letter is a response to a recent speech by Chevron’s lead lawyer, Hew Pate, about the Ecuador case. It points out that Mr. Pate omitted “critical facts” about the company’s responsibility for toxic dumping in Ecuador:

“Mr. Pate fails to explain that Chevron’s ‘lifetime of litigation’ strategy in Ecuador seeks to evade a court order that the company remediate a horrendous ecological disaster that is harming thousands of vulnerable people.”