King & Spalding LLP

Environment Department

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What the team is known for Maintains its reputation as a strong dispute resolution practice that frequently acts in complex environmental litigation and arbitrations. Offers notable strength in historical contamination, toxic tort and water issues and has an impressive client base drawn from the mining, energy, manufacturing and chemicals industries. Counsels energy clients on climate change issues and litigation.

Strengths According to one source, "the team does an excellent job and the members are intelligent, excellent writers, orators and hard workers."

A client says: "They work very well as a team, delegating and sharing the work without duplication of effort, and are one of our top firms for dispute resolutions."

Work highlights successfully defended Burlington Resources, a ConocoPhillips subsidiary, in an ICSID arbitration against the Republic of Ecuador’s $2.5 billion environmental contamination counterclaims for soil and groundwater contamination and ecological injury.

Notable practitioners

Tracie Renfroe is recommended for her trial and arbitration practice concerned with toxic tort and environmental contamination issues. She has particular knowledge of air, water and soil regulation. A client says: "She is a very great trial lawyer, highly skilled at executing different strategies and able to explain extremely complicated technical issues."