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. Additionally notable for advising on disputes with an international element.

Strengths Clients say the firm's "lawyers are highly intelligent, well prepared, and motivated."

Work highlights The firm represented Chevron in an investment arbitration dispute arising from a $9 billion Ecuadorian court judgment against Chevron for alleged environmental harm caused by historical oilfield operations.

Notable practitioners

Tracie Renfroe is"very thoughtful in her advice, coming up with ways to resolve the issues at the center of any given matter," according to clients. She is noted for her work in international arbitrations in the environment space and is particularly praised for her expertise in ground and drinking water contamination.