Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP

Climate Change Department

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What the team is known for Highly respected US firm with international presence and a particularly strong practice in climate change litigation. Members of the team are regularly instructed on some of the most high-profile industry matters, with notable experience handling cases relating to emissions regulation, conservation and climate change public nuisance. Demonstrates further proficiency in renewable energy project finance and development, as well as advising on compliance.

Strengths Sources praise the firm's "strong reputation," adding: "It advises on high-profile litigation regarding climate change."

One interviewee notes that the team "has a lot of depth in the energy space, particularly with electric utility companies, and has a big footprint in Washington, DC."

Work highlights Represented the Texas Oil & Gas Association in various matters relating to EPA’s control of climate change pollutants from upstream and midstream operations, including appearing before the US Court of Appeals defending a delay in the implementation of a methane emission regulation.

Notable practitioners

Washington, DC-based William Brownell is widely known for his litigation experience as well as his global regulatory and policy practice. He is additionally versed on issues surrounding the licensing and promotion of low-carbon technologies. Sources comment that he is "very highly recognised in the US."

Shannon Broome operates a varied climate change practice, which sees her provide counsel on contentious cases, transactional mandates and regulatory issues. Broome is particularly active advising on climate pollutant regulation and splits her time between the firm's San Francisco and Washington, DC offices.