Alston & Bird LLP

Environment Department

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What the team is known for Prominent in environmental litigation, including trial work, cost recovery claims and cases involving CERCLA violations. Offers sophisticated guidance on enforcement actions as well as the full range of regulatory compliance concerns. Acts for clients from a broad range of industries, including chemicals, energy and mining, and has been particularly active in matters pertaining to the automotive industry. Able to handle matters with an international dimension.

Strengths Peers say: "The lawyers are very good at what they do and experts in their field. It is a very well-respected firm."

Work highlights Acted for Apollo Aerosol Industries and its parent company PLZ Aeroscience in litigation arising from a chemical spill from its aerosol manufacturing plant in Smyrna, Georgia.

Notable practitioners

Douglas Arnold provides comprehensive environmental counseling, encompassing litigation, enforcement and compliance matters. Clients say: "He is a wonderful person to work with. He is very responsive, proactive and great at providing strategy and finding a good solution."

Meaghan Boyd undertakes high-stakes environmental litigation, including toxic tort cases. She also advises clients on regulatory enforcement and compliance. Sources say she is "a high-quality lawyer."