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USA District of Columbia Environment

The environment chapter features both litigation and advisory / transactional support to clients. This includes general corporate issues, (eg due diligence on mergers), the development of brownfield sites, and pollution issues.`Traditional` environment work includes regulatory compliance, litigation and enforcement actions related to air, water, wetlands, waste and endangered species.We also feature advice to corporate and financial clients on the environmental aspects of M&A, financings, securities offerings and other transactions, which involve due diligence and environmental insurance issues.

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Band 1
  1. Arnold & Porter
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    Arnold & Porter
    Environment
    USA 2022 | Band 1 | 19 Years Ranked
    Arnold & Porter is a market-leading group offering deep expertise across the field, with noted strength in air and water issues. Particularly prominent for its involvement in the industry's most headline-grabbing disputes. Also recommended for hazardous waste matters and for its leading natural resource damages practice. Sector expertise covers healthcare, manufacturing, pharmaceuticals and technology. Additional experience acting for trade associations on various regulatory amendments, particularly in relation to the TSCA.
  2. Baker Botts LLP
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    Baker Botts LLP
    Environment
    USA 2022 | Band 1 | 19 Years Ranked
    Baker Botts is a prominent pillar of a national group tackling crisis management and transactions in areas including waste and clean air. Particularly noted for climate change matters and an environmental litigation team with experience in toxic tort cases and natural resource damages. Clients include a number of market-leading corporations, many of which are drawn from the power and petrochemical sectors. Experienced in prosecuting cost recovery claims under the federal Superfund statutes. Also offers strong national capabilities in emergent climate change litigation and policy advice.
  3. Beveridge & Diamond PC
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    Beveridge & Diamond PC
    Environment
    USA 2022 | Band 1 | 19 Years Ranked
    Beveridge & Diamond is a highly regarded environmental boutique with deep expertise across the field, including in air quality, hazardous waste and pesticides matters. Offers services in matters such as toxic torts, soil contamination and enforcement defense. Substantial experience in the electronic, pharmaceutical, retail and biotechnology industries. Also advises on international treaty lobbying.
  4. Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP
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    Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP
    Environment
    USA 2022 | Band 1 | 19 Years Ranked
    Hunton Andrews Kurth has an outstanding department with top-class offerings in compliance counseling and policy-making. A leading litigation team acting in high-profile class actions and challenges against new environmental regulations. Waste, water, air and mining are among the team's many areas of expertise. Regularly works with those in the real estate, retail, energy and transportation sectors. Additionally offers expertise advising clients on the ESA regulations, representing clients in related litigation and rulemaking issues. Excellent track record on multijurisdictional disputes before agencies in the US and EU.
  5. Sidley Austin LLP
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    Sidley Austin LLP
    Environment
    USA 2022 | Band 1 | 19 Years Ranked
    Sidley Austin has a top-class team advising on sophisticated rulemakings, enforcements, disputes and transactions. Offers clients a wealth of experience on US Supreme Court cases. Strong record in delivering compliance and regulatory counsel to clients on a broad range of issues, including wastewater matters. Particular expertise advising on CAA issues pertaining to various industries including power and energy, vehicle manufacturing and chemical companies. Experienced in advising board directors and CEOs on legislative and regulatory initiatives.
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Band 2
  1. Bracewell LLP
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    Bracewell LLP
    Environment
    USA 2022 | Band 2 | 15 Years Ranked
    Bracewell is a leading practice in the transactional and regulatory spheres. Significant presence in environmental policy development and frequently engages in adversarial proceedings against new government regulations. Also experienced in permitting issues affecting renewable energy projects. Clients include a range of prominent energy and chemical companies. Other areas of expertise include climate change regulation and major accident response.
  2. Crowell & Moring LLP
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    Crowell & Moring LLP
    Environment
    USA 2022 | Band 2 | 17 Years Ranked
    Crowell & Moring comes highly recommended for its handling of environmental and toxic tort litigation. Deep expertise in a wide spectrum of issues, including fuel emissions, climate change and air and water quality matters. Frequently counsels clients from industries including natural resources, power and chemicals, with niche expertise in agriculture work. Also offers services in regulatory issues, and is additionally noted for its TSCA expertise. Further noted for handling environmental law-related criminal proceedings.
  3. Hogan Lovells US LLP
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    Hogan Lovells US LLP
    Environment
    USA 2022 | Band 2 | 19 Years Ranked
    Hogan Lovells has a high-quality practice equipped to handle a wide range of water and air-related enforcement and permitting matters. Expertise also covers hazardous waste and protected species. Frequently advises clients and advocates on their behalf in relation to new, significant regulations and policies. Acts for a number of major players in the power, upstream and downstream oil and gas markets. Additionally offers expertise in the automotive industry, with experience advising on air emissions matters and enforcement actions.
  4. Latham & Watkins LLP
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    Latham & Watkins LLP
    Environment
    USA 2022 | Band 2 | 19 Years Ranked
    Latham & Watkins has an impressive team highlighted for its strengths in transactional support and litigation, including at appellate level. Additionally celebrated for know-how on air quality, contamination and regulatory matters. Advises clients in a wide range of industries on diverse projects involving domestic and international sites. Clients include financial institutions, private equity firms and corporations.
  5. Perkins Coie LLP
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    Perkins Coie LLP
    Environment
    USA 2022 | Band 2 | 9 Years Ranked
    Perkins Coie fields an experienced group of practitioners who handle a wide range of matters, including enforcement proceedings, litigation, compliance and due diligence matters. Stands out for its expertise in natural resources and endangered species issues. Regularly engaged by clients in the refining industry and by developers in relation to transportation and renewable energy infrastructure projects. Also offers environmental services in corporate transactions.
  6. Vinson & Elkins LLP
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    Vinson & Elkins LLP
    Environment
    USA 2022 | Band 2 | 19 Years Ranked
    Vinson & Elkins provides expert counsel for clients such as manufacturers, trade associations and energy companies on environmental disputes, including toxic torts and contamination matters. Known for overseeing permitting and the full suite of compliance matters for large-scale infrastructure projects, such as pipeline and power transmission projects. Also advises on climate change regulations and risk management.
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Band 3
  1. Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP
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    Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP
    Environment
    USA 2022 | Band 3 | 19 Years Ranked
    Gibson Dunn & Crutcher has a well-known environmental litigation group handling enforcement defense and mass tort actions, including large-scale toxic tort cases. Noteworthy capacity to counsel on regulatory matters and investigations. Additionally advises on CAA, CERCLA and RICO issues. Regularly advises clients from industries such as engineering, energy, construction, mining and technology.
  2. Van Ness Feldman LLP
    Environment
    USA 2022 | Band 3
  3. Wiley
    Environment
    USA 2022 | Band 3
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Band 4
  1. Alston & Bird LLP
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    Alston & Bird LLP
    Environment
    USA 2022 | Band 4 | 1 Years Ranked
    The Washington DC office of Alston & Bird offers expertise across a range of environmental issues. The practice is particularly noted for its strength in EPA compliance counseling and shows notable prowess in dealing with federal and state environmental agencies. The firm is recognized in the market for representing significant pharmaceutical manufactures and utilities companies.
  2. BakerHostetler LLP
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    BakerHostetler LLP
    Environment
    USA 2022 | Band 4 | 8 Years Ranked
    BakerHostetler is experienced across a range of environmental proceedings, including regulatory, compliance and enforcement matters. Well reputed for its representation of clients from the energy, utilities, transportation and financial services sectors. Noted for particular expertise in emerging contaminants.
  3. Holland & Knight LLP
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    Holland & Knight LLP
    Environment
    USA 2022 | Band 4 | 10 Years Ranked
    Holland & Knight provides counsel on a range of environmental law proceedings, and has notable expertise in brownfield redevelopments. Handles environmental permitting of significant renewable energy projects. Also regularly advises a range of clients in regulatory enforcement and compliance issues, including hazardous waste storage, CWA and CERCLA matters.
  4. King & Spalding LLP
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    King & Spalding LLP
    Environment
    USA 2022 | Band 4 | 9 Years Ranked
    King & Spalding provides counsel on a range of environmental proceedings and is particularly strong in mobile source-related matters. Experienced in handling regulatory enforcement defense work and also advises on legislative developments in the field. The firm regularly represents major clients from the energy and oil and gas sectors, offering environmental counseling on high-value transactions.
  5. McGuireWoods LLP
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    McGuireWoods LLP
    Environment
    USA 2022 | Band 4 | 1 Years Ranked
    McGuireWoods is recognized for its deft handling of environmental matters. It is particularly noted for its representation of clients in the utilities, energy and oil and gas industries. Particularly strong on Clean Air Act litigation.
  6. Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
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    Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
    Environment
    USA 2022 | Band 4 | 19 Years Ranked
    Morgan, Lewis & Bockius advises across the full spread of environmental matters and is recommended for its expertise in litigation, particularly in relation to Superfund, toxic tort and regulatory challenges. Experienced in handling enforcement actions as well as environmental issues relating to transactions. Frequently represents clients in the energy and automotive industries, and offers additional expertise in renewables matters.
  7. Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
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    Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
    Environment
    USA 2022 | Band 4 | 19 Years Ranked
    Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman has an accomplished team acclaimed for its litigation and regulatory practice. Offers services in enforcement defense and compliance counseling, among other matters. Handles the full spectrum of environmental matters at the state, federal and international levels. Significant industry experience in the energy and chemical sectors, and has particular expertise in CAA matters.
  8. Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP & Affiliates
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    Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP & Affiliates
    Environment
    USA 2022 | Band 4 | 13 Years Ranked
    Skadden is well regarded for its environmental advice in relation to various corporate transactions, including financings, M&A and joint ventures. Represents chemical companies, manufacturing companies and private equity firms, among other clients. Additionally experienced in acting for clients on transactions pertaining to renewable energy projects. Noted for its national and cross-border capability.
  9. Venable LLP
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    Venable LLP
    Environment
    USA 2022 | Band 4 | 19 Years Ranked
    Venable has expertise across a broad range of environmental matters, including permitting, compliance counseling and rulemaking. Powerful litigation and enforcement defense offering. Clients include major corporations, individuals and trade associations, particularly within the utility and electricity sectors.
  10. Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP
    Environment
    USA 2022 | Band 4