Foley Hoag LLP

Environment Department

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Foley Hoag’s Environmental Practice Group has been a preeminent national environmental practice for the past twenty years. Our experience allows us to identify critical environmental legal issues early and develop practical, cost-effective strategies to address them. We develop a solid understanding of our clients’ business objectives to provide focused, sound and strategic advice that maximizes opportunities and minimizes cost and liability.

We provide strategic environmental compliance counseling for Fortune 100 and Fortune 500 companies, emerging businesses, environmental technology firms, institutions, municipalities, and state authorities. Such counseling can range from getting new facilities permitted, to in depth facility- or company-wide audits, to prompt and effective response to non-compliance situations.

Our Environmental Litigation lawyers have an impressive record resolving environmental legal disputes at the negotiating table and in the courtroom without hampering our clients' business operations. The types of cases we handle include:

  • Government and Citizen Enforcement Suits
  • Private Cost Recovery Actions
  • Toxic Tort Claims
  • Environmental Insurance Coverage Cases
  • International Environmental Disputes Between Sovereign States

Finally, working in conjunction with our Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) practice, Foley Hoag Environmental lawyers assist clients with developing and implementing broad-based international CSR programs.


Jaffe, Seth D (Head of Department)

Brill, Kathleen

Ettinger, Jonathan

Kahn, Adam