• Safety Expertise

    Brigham McCown is a safety expert with more than 26 years of executive management, legal and operational experience in local and national governments.
  • Litigation Advice

    Experienced advice in federal security and safety regulations, regulated industries and risk mitigation, crisis response and complex private sector litigation.

    Public Speaking

    “As a nation, I think our conversation must recognize the importance that energy does play in our daily lives. Energy is a necessity, not a luxury.”

    -Brigham McCown
    Clinton School of Public Service
    August 2013
  • Policy Expertise

    Brigham McCown is a seasoned public servant and litigator with extensive knowledge on the transportation of hazardous materials. He helped author the PIPES Act of 2006.

Where should the money go in record utility fine?


LOS ANGELES (AP) — The biggest beneficiary of the record $1.4 billion fine levied against Pacific Gas & Electric Co. for a gas line explosion that killed eight people and destroyed dozens of homes in suburban San Francisco is the state of California, which stands to gain $950 million to spend any way it wants. …

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Will P3s Build the Future?


In recent weeks, President Obama spoke in Delaware, highlighting the need to expand and improve our nation’s transportation infrastructure, embracing the growing trend of public-private partnerships, or P3s. In fact, he recently created the “Build America Transportation Investment Center (BATIC), a Department of Transportation (DOT) effort, helping to connect government agencies and private industries. The …

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IHMM 30-Year Celebration Symposium: The Pillars of Change

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On August 26th, Brigham McCown will be speaking at the Institute for Hazardous Materials Management’s 30 year Celebration Symposium. Topics will include an outlook on the past, present, and future of the transportation industry of hazardous materials. Joining Mr. McCown on the panel is Dr. Robert Richard, Vice-president of Regulations and Compliance for Labelmaster Services. …

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Fracking Recycles During Drought


Summer is coming to an end, ushering in droughts across the US. Many states, such as California, have implemented fines for wasted water, in an attempt to mitigate the growing problem. The technology to help curb water shortage, however, may lie in a very unexpected industry. Hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking” is a proven and safe …

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