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Kelley Drye & Warren LLP

Environment

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What the team is known for

Highlighted for its representation of both public and private sector clients in high-profile disputes, particularly those concerning water contamination and catastrophic events. Especially well versed in handling cleanup and liability matters related to port and railroad operations. Also noted for its significant regulatory practice, which includes particular expertise in advising energy industry clients.

Strengths

The firm's "legal team is a group of fearless, outside-the-box thinkers who can deliver strong results in any environment," according to a client.

Work highlights

Represented the San Diego Unified Port District in a District Court action arising from PCB contamination that impairs the waters and sediments of San Diego Bay.

Notable practitioners

Jennifer Barks assists clients with responses to federal and state agency proceedings under the CAA and RCRA.
"A rock star legal researcher and brief writer."

William Jackson is widely recognized for handling cases involving emerging contaminants, especially PFC-related matters.
"He offers expert insight into where a case needs to go in order to be successful, from inception through judgment, and he can pick up and adjust to changing circumstances by being thorough, efficient, and quick on his feet."

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Overview

Kelley Drye represents clients in significant environmental matters in Texas and across the country.  We are nationally recognized for our work on some of the highest profile and most complex natural resource damages, environmental remediation, and contamination cases in the country.  Likewise, through sophisticated regulatory and commercial litigation practices, we are able to represent the interests of our clients in significant business and governmental issues. 

We pride ourselves on being counselors: we learn our clients' businesses and provide value through informed judgment and sound advice.  Our regulatory work provides a platform for such counsel and enables us to guide our clients through difficult environmental regulatory and transactional matters.  Our decades of work for states, port authorities, railroads and local governmental clients also provide our lawyers with unmatched experience and perspective in tackling complex matters that often span litigation, administrative, and political forums.

Our litigators have the experience and depth necessary to represent our clients in the most complex of business disputes and litigation. 

Environment Department

Kelley Drye & Warren LLP

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Department location

515 Post Oak Blvd

Suite 900

Houston

Texas

USA

TX 77027

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Jennifer Barks
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William Jackson
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