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Stoel Rives LLP

Environment

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What the team is known for

A distinguished player in the market, acclaimed for the depth and breadth of its experience in natural resources and environmental litigation. Notable expertise in endangered species matters, water and air quality and permitting, contaminated site cleanup and development projects. Regularly acts on behalf of oil and gas developers, energy companies, industry associations and ports. Further noted for its increasingly strong practice in the fisheries sector, regularly assisting clients with regulatory and litigation matters across the Pacific Coast.

Strengths

A source responds: “The team is excellent at navigating difficult or gray issues. They are very good at litigation strategy.”

Another interviewee notes: “It is a very strong team with a rare combination of skills. They are good at navigating complexity and do so cost-effectively.”

One client adds: “The team is solid across the board. They are top of our list in terms of overall capability, particularly related to energy projects.”

Notable practitioners

Beth Ginsberg is particularly skilled in environmental litigation, including disputes arising out of energy and infrastructure projects.
“Beth is a great litigator. She is a great team player and has really good strategic instinct.”

Matthew Cohen is widely respected for his expertise in clean air laws. He has been at the forefront of policymaking in this area and also frequently counsels clients on regulatory compliance and enforcement.
“Matthew takes the time to understand the level of support that is needed. He is our most trusted environmental attorney.” “Matthew is exceptional at working on regulatory strategy.”

Ryan Steen advises a wide array of clients in the natural resources sector with capabilities in environmental litigation and permitting.
“Ryan really knows the endangered species space and has a breadth of experience.” “Ryan’s advice is always practical and to the point. He is effective with communicating decisions.”

Thomas Newlon is an experienced attorney advising clients on regulatory and permitting issues. He is particularly knowledgeable about aquatic cleanup and brownfield redevelopment.

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Overview

We offer sophisticated compliance counseling, permitting, and regulatory development. Our environmental and natural resource lawyers incorporate prior agency experience, technical acumen and industry knowledge into their legal advice.

We represent leading national and regional oil and gas companies and industry associations, as well as fisheries, ports, industrial manufacturers, data centers, utilities, energy facilities, and public infrastructures, in matters concerning environmental regulation of offshore leasing, exploration and development, with emphasis on aspects of climate change, endangered species and marine mammals. Our litigation successes include landmark decisions.

Among the services the group provides are:

  • Arctic Law
  • Climate Change
  • Contaminated Sites
  • Environmental Compliance
  • Environmental Litigation
  • Land Use
  • Permitting
  • Endangered and Protected Species

Members

Gaffney, Cherise (Head of Department)

Steen, Ryan (Head of Department)

Cohen, Matthew

Ginsberg, Beth S

Morgan, Jason

Newlon, Thomas A

Clients

Alaska Oil and Gas Association

Arnold Irrigation District

Avista Corp.

ExxonMobil

Hawaii Longline Association

Millennium Bulk Terminals

Northwest RiverPartners

Port of Everett, Washington

United Cook Inlet Drift Association

Western States Petroleum Association

Industries

Agribusiness

Construction

Consumer Products

Energy

Food & Beverage

Healthcare

Life Sciences & Technology

Manufacturing

Natural Resources

Real Estate

Environment

Stoel Rives LLP

firm
Location

600 University Street

Suite 3600

Seattle

Washington

USA

WA 98101

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Chambers Research is conducted by 200 Research Analysts, across 200 jurisdictions and provides nearly 6,000 rankings tables. Annually we collect hundreds of thousands of responses from clients, the majority via in-depth interview. Learn more about our methodology.

Washington

Environment


Beth S Ginsberg
Band 1
Matthew Cohen
Band 1
Thomas A Newlon
Band 2