Paul L. Brookner, P.G., a principal hydrogeologist based in Minnesota, has more than 25 years of combined experience as a regulator, consultant, and environmental manager for a multi-national corporation.
As a program manager for a Fortune 500 company, Paul has managed corporate environmental risk, financial reserves, and compliance reporting for a global portfolio of legacy manufacturing plants, operating facilities, and superfund liabilities. In this role, he led negotiations with U.S. state and local agencies involving sites regulated under CERCLA, RCRA, and multiple state hazardous waste management programs. He also led negotiations with national and regional agencies in Europe for remediation/restoration of sites impacted by the presence of hazardous wastes from legacy operations.
Paul specializes in the financial reporting of contingent environmental liabilities, including ASC 450 (formerly FAS 5) and Sarbanes-Oxley requirements. He has provided recommendations to treasury, accounting, and internal/external audit stakeholders on managing and reporting environmental reserves. Paul has used this expertise to evaluate the scope and quantify the cost of potential remedial scenarios for environmental insurance underwriting, corporate due diligence, and environmental litigation support. He has also provided technical support and analyses to attorneys involved in environmental litigation and dispute resolution.
Paul also has extensive experience and expertise in investigating and estimating the nature and extent of environmental contamination and in developing remedial strategies for sites impacted by chlorinated solvents, metals, petroleum hydrocarbons, polychlorinated biphenyls, and emergent compounds of concern. These sites have included industrial manufacturing, petroleum and petrochemical, railroad facilities, and brownfield sites.