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4 Ranked Lawyers

About

Provided by Vinson & Elkins LLP

Vinson & Elkins’ Environmental & Natural Resources (ENR) group has established a strong reputation for securing and then defending key permits for development projects, including contested air, water and wetlands permits for pipelines, power plants and other industrial establishments, water supply and wastewater discharge permits, and critically important approvals for multi-state projects involving National Environment Policy Act (NEPA) reviews, contaminated sites and federal lands, including pipelines and power transmission lines, and natural resource matters including endangered species. Because our lawyers are quite knowledgeable about our clients’ businesses and their industries, the group has a top reputation in providing advice on structuring transactions to minimize or reduce environmental risks.

The firm’s ENR lawyers have a demonstrated track record of success in assisting clients with complex matters that involve multiple stakeholders including federal and state governments, Congressional committees, investigative boards, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), and private parties. Our ability to guide clients in developing and implementing a comprehensive strategy focused around achieving their business objectives, minimizing and mitigating risks, and developing and implementing a public relations strategy for these types of complex matters is a hallmark of the firm’s ENR practice.

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Chambers Review

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What the team is known for

Vinson & Elkins have a long-established practice that fields high-level expertise across the full spectrum of environmental law. Frequently engaged in high-profile redevelopment projects and emergency response work. Also acts on regulatory concerns arising from transactions and permitting issues for significant energy infrastructure and pipeline projects. Regularly represents oil and gas corporations and financial services institutions.

Work Highlights

Provided by Vinson & Elkins LLP
  • Vinson & Elkins assisted Enable Midstream in obtaining FERC certificate authorization for the new Gulf Run pipeline.

Notable Practitioners

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Eric Groten
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Eric Groten
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Eric Groten's practice covers all areas of Clean Air Act including enforcement defense, permitting and compliance. He has additional expertise in Texas air quality laws.
"Eric is a brilliant lawyer and expert regarding the Clean Air Act. His wisdom, counsel, and, at times, litigation skills have been invaluable to our organization." "Eric is one of our most trusted air advisers. We rely on his deep expertise, relationships with regulators, and creative solutions to solve our most complex problems."

Larry Nettles
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Larry Nettles
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Larry Nettles has wide-ranging experience in environmental counseling, permitting and both civil and criminal litigation. He has additionally notable experience advising clients on the environmental aspects of corporate transactions.
"Larry has the ability to use his vast knowledge of environmental law to come up with simple, straightforward, practical solutions to seemingly insurmountable problems.""Larry is a very seasoned and experienced environmental lawyer."

George O Wilkinson Jr
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George O Wilkinson Jr
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George Wilkinson is recognized for his handling of issues involving natural resources damages, the CWA and the CAA.
"George is an excellent attorney with tremendous knowledge across several fields of environmental law and emergency response." "George is a quintessential lawyer. He approaches legal problems with skill, thoroughness, wisdom and patience."

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Matthew Dobbins
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Up and Coming

Matthew Dobbins is an up-and-coming partner noted for his busy environment practice. He is highly regarded for his expertise guiding clients through the environmental elements of large corporate transactions.
"Matt Dobbins demonstrates incredible client awareness and support."

Ranked Lawyers at
Vinson & Elkins LLP

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Eric Groten
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Eric Groten
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Larry Nettles
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Larry Nettles
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George O Wilkinson Jr
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George O Wilkinson Jr
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Environment: Mainly Transactional

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Matthew Dobbins
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Up and Coming