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Bracewell LLP

Environment

5 ranked lawyersBand 2District of ColumbiaUSA 2021 View ranking table
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What the team is known for

Leading practice in the transactional and regulatory spheres. Significant presence in environmental policy development and frequently engages in adversarial proceedings against new government regulations. Also experienced in permitting issues affecting renewable energy projects. Clients include a range of prominent energy and chemical companies. Other areas of expertise include climate change regulation and major accident response.

Strengths

"They're effective, practical and have wide-ranging expertise," an interviewee comments.

A client says: "We couldn't ask for better representation; they are always helpful, timely and accurate."

A source notes: "The firm is incredibly well connected and on top of current events, enabling it to provide very useful intelligence to help navigate difficult situations and find solutions."

Work highlights

Represented The Dow Chemical Company in a state and federal enforcement action involving alleged environmental noncompliance at Dow's Sabine, Texas facility.

Notable practitioners

Jason Hutt counsels clients on matters pertaining to wetlands, air and wastewater regulations. He is further noted for his catastrophe response work.
"He's a really thoughtful and collaborative attorney." "He is exceptionally diplomatic in negotiations and highly strategic when approaching difficult discussions."

Jeffrey Holmstead has a nationally recognized environmental law and climate change practice with notable expertise in the CAA.
"He's very knowledgeable and a strong advocate for his clients."

Kevin Ewing advises developers of midstream, upstream and offshore energy projects on environmental and siting issues.
"Kevin is truly excellent. He's extremely thoughtful, concise and has a depth of knowledge and experience that is invaluable."

Lisa Jaeger frequently works with industrial clients, advising on CAA and climate change-related issues. She also appears before government agencies in rulemaking proceedings and administrative litigation.
"She is able to communicate effectively with engineers who have no concept of the legal side." "A terrific lawyer with a really deep understanding of stationary source air matters."

Scott Segal is a lobbying expert who works in environmental policy development with expertise in climate change, oil and gas, air and waste regulations. He acts on behalf of associations and coalitions of energy and industrial companies.
"Clients go to him for strategic direction and issue management."

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Overview

Bracewell offers a fully integrated environmental platform that combines legal and policy depth with knowledge in media relations and lobbying, all focused on energy and environmental issues. The combination of legal and non-legal knowledge in a single team with a single focus benefits clients facing severe environmental and natural resources challenges that arise simultaneously in litigation, legislative debates, agency actions and public discourse. Familiar examples include climate change regulation, NSR reform, LNG development, pipeline and other infrastructure development and major accidents.

Bracewell is consistently in the vanguard of emerging legal trends in energy, environment and natural resources, and has achieved outstanding results on precedent-setting cases and projects, including:

  • Clean Air Act and climate change policy, regulation and permitting, including NSR Reform, rollback of the Clean Power Plan and the new renewable fuels standards program;

  • strategic advice and litigation related to infrastructure permitting for oil and natural gas pipelines, including defending against FERC and federal court challenges;

  • bankruptcy litigation testing the intersection of bankruptcy and environmental law; and

  • representing major trade associations and business groups in strategies to improve federal policies governing the permitting of energy and other infrastructure, including high-level meetings, preparation of white papers and drafting of rulemaking comments.

Environment

Bracewell LLP

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Location

2001 M Street, NW

Suite 900

Washington, DC

District of Columbia

USA

20036

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Ranked Lawyers

Chambers Research is conducted by 200 Research Analysts, across 200 jurisdictions and provides nearly 6,000 rankings tables. Annually we collect hundreds of thousands of responses from clients, the majority via in-depth interview. Learn more about our methodology.

District of Columbia

Environment


Jeffrey R Holmstead
Band 2
Kevin Ewing
Band 5
Lisa M Jaeger
Band 4
Scott H Segal
Band 4