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Jackson Walker LLP

Environment

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What the team is known for

Strong team fielding expertise across a range of litigation and regulatory matters such as Superfund cleanup, water permitting and air issues. Advises on due diligence in relation to corporate and real estate transactions. Maintains a notable focus on environmental concerns affecting the electric power industry, as well as matters arising from renewable energy and water projects. Also well versed in serving clients from the financial services sector.

Strengths

"They are our go-to for any Superfund needs in Texas; the work is first-rate," a client comments.

Another source says: "They are detail-oriented and knowledgeable."

Work highlights

Represented Longview Power, the first power plant in the nation to negotiate with state and federal regulators to implement a federally enforceable carbon dioxide emission rate at a power plan under EPA’s Affordable Clean Energy Rule.

Notable practitioners

Daniel Vineyard is noted for his Superfund expertise as well as his work on natural resource damages issues. 
"He is thoughtful and does quality work." "He is a true expert on Superfund statutes."

Leonard Dougal has particular experience handling Clean Water Act and other water-related issues for mining and energy industry clients. His practice area expertise extends into the environmental issues arising from construction projects.
"He is outstanding and knowledgeable, a well-connected water lawyer."

Lindsey Moorhead acts across a wide array of environmental law matters including enforcement, cleanup and remediation. Also active in environmental litigation, she has a particularly impressive track record in cases involving CERCLA issues.
"She is very smart and really comes up to speed very quickly on any given issue, technical or legal."

Michael Nasi is a highly regarded environmental practitioner who has expertise ranging across, water, air and waste and endangered species matters as well as knowledge of site remediation proceedings.
"He has good strategic ability, identifying issues before they crop up." "An exceptional environmental attorney."

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Overview

The landscape of environmental law is a patchwork of complex and sometimes overlapping laws, regulations and agency policies that change at a dizzying pace. Companies affected by environmental requirements routinely deal with legal disputes, compliance headaches, public relations challenges, and legislative roadblocks. In short, running a business with an environmental impact can get very complicated, very quickly.

We provide a path through the maze. Our Environmental and Legislative attorneys work on all fronts: planning, permitting, compliance and legislation, to solve problems for our clients. Our unique approach combines a dedicated team of attorneys skilled in specific areas of environmental law with a respected legislative team that watches out for our clients’ interests on the state and national level. Integrating these functions allows us to provide comprehensive solutions that address our clients’ current needs while monitoring changes in regulations and legislation that might affect their future business plans.

For more information, visit: https://www.jw.com/practice-areas/environmental/


Environment Department

Jackson Walker LLP

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Department location

2323 Ross Avenue

Suite 600

Dallas

Texas

USA

TX 75201

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Texas

Environment


Daniel Vineyard
Band 4
Leonard H. Dougal
Band 3
Lindsey Moorhead
Up and Coming
Michael Nasi
Band 2