Nossaman LLP

Environment Department

Washington
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What the team is known for

Receives recognition for its increasingly strong reputation in the market. Routinely assists clients with the full gamut of environmental matters, including contaminated site remediation and resolution of natural resource damage claims as well as compliance and litigation relating to air and water quality, wildlife conservation and fisheries management. Broad client base includes real estate developers, nonprofits and companies in the oil and gas, forestry and fishing sectors.

Strengths

In the words of an impressed source: "I have been tremendously impressed with their knowledge and client service. They're just all around probably the best value you can get from outside counsel in my opinion. They have a really good sense of value from the business perspective, so do no more than is necessary and avoid the urge to churn, providing precisely what clients need. They're also really well rounded in terms of litigation experience in addition to general client advice, which can be tricky to find sometimes."

Work highlights

Worked with Hilcorp Alaska on regulatory matters relating to the repair of a leak in its pipeline in Cook Inlet. The team and client successfully retained control over the response to the incident and avoided citizen suits that had been threatened by environmental NGOs.

Notable practitioners

Linda Larson has a wealth of experience representing clients in trial and appeal on a variety of issues, including endangered species, sediment and hazardous waste matters, as well as handling permitting. A commentator deems her a "very good lawyer."

Svend Brandt-Erichsen focuses his practice on permitting, compliance and regulatory issues for major energy and natural resource projects. A client relates that they were "very impressed" with Brandt-Erichsen, who was "the kind of lawyer who gives exactly the targeted, practical, useful advice we needed at a reasonable price."