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Environment | USA

Texas

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. Baker Botts L.L.P.
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    Baker Botts L.L.P.
    Environment
    2023 | Band 1 | 20 Years Ranked
    Baker Botts L.L.P. has an outstanding team that is widely celebrated for its strong practice on both the contentious and non-contentious sides. The firm advises on matters across the full range of environmental law, including air and water compliance and enforcement issues. The team is also experienced with waste and contaminated site concerns. Baker Botts stands out for its emergency response counsel and handling of damages lawsuits. The firm is experienced when it comes to engaging with state legislative and regulatory matters, including revisions to clean air regimes. Baker Botts has a strong track record acting for the state's largest industry groups in environmental agency proceedings.
  2. Bracewell LLP
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    Bracewell LLP
    Environment
    2023 | Band 1 | 20 Years Ranked
    Bracewell LLP has a high-caliber group that counts a range of Fortune 500 firms in its client base. The firm is highlighted for its significant experience dealing with regulatory agencies and handling high-value litigation and transactions. Bracewell's team has extensive expertise in water and air quality law covers compliance and enforcement matters, incident response, investigations and environmental litigation.
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Band 2
  1. Haynes and Boone, LLP
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    Haynes and Boone, LLP
    Environment
    2023 | Band 2 | 20 Years Ranked
    Haynes and Boone, LLP has a highly regarded team that regularly advises on regulatory concerns and major transactions. The firm serves a client base drawn from a range of industries including energy, financial services, manufacturing, retail and chemicals. The team has particular expertise in site clean-up issues in relation to the Texas Superfund law.
  2. Jackson Walker LLP
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    Jackson Walker LLP
    Environment
    2023 | Band 2 | 11 Years Ranked
    Jackson Walker LLP has a strong team fielding expertise across a range of litigation and regulatory matters such as Superfund clean-up, water permitting and air issues. The firm advises on due diligence in relation to corporate and real estate transactions. The team's work retains a notable focus on environmental concerns affecting the electric power industry, as well as matters arising from renewable energy and water projects. Jackson Walker's attorneys are well versed in serving clients from the financial services sector.
  3. Locke Lord LLP
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    Locke Lord LLP
    Environment
    2023 | Band 2 | 18 Years Ranked
    Locke Lord LLP fields an experienced group of practitioners who frequently handle environmental issues arising from transactions across a range of industries. The firm boasts a strong criminal investigation and brownfield remediation practice. Locke Lord's attorneys have a notable focus on traditional and renewable energy matters. The team is also particularly well versed serving real estate and construction clients as well as financial services entities.
  4. Vinson & Elkins LLP
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    Vinson & Elkins LLP
    Environment
    2023 | Band 2 | 20 Years Ranked
    Vinson & Elkins LLP have a long-established practice that fields high-level expertise across the full spectrum of environmental law. The firm is frequently engaged in high-profile redevelopment projects, emergency response work and environmental transactional due diligence. Vinson & Elkins also acts on regulatory concerns arising from transactions and permitting issues for significant energy infrastructure and pipeline projects. The team regularly represents oil and gas corporations and financial services institutions.
  5. Guida, Slavich & Flores, P.C.
    Environment
    2023 | Band 2
  6. McGinnis Lochridge
    Environment
    2023 | Band 2
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Band 3
  1. Beveridge & Diamond PC
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    Beveridge & Diamond PC
    Environment
    2023 | Band 3 | 11 Years Ranked
    Beveridge & Diamond PC is a highly regarded nationwide boutique with notable Texas strength. The firm advises clients on a range of state and federal regulatory matters, including permitting and complex disputes. The team is particularly experienced with water quality matters and is also frequently active in enforcement proceedings and maintains a dominant presence in the petrochemical sector. Beveridge & Diamond represents multinational clients from the firm's Latin American region environmental practice group, led out of Austin. Beveridge's attorneys advise firms on environmental-related challenges affecting global supply chains.
  2. Holland & Knight LLP
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    Holland & Knight LLP
    Environment
    2023 | Band 3 | 21 Years Ranked
    Holland & Knight LLP is a strong team active in brownfield redevelopment and contaminated land work as well as a wide variety of environmental litigation at both the state and federal level. The firm is also noted for assisting in policy development and agency rulemaking processes.
  3. Kelley Drye & Warren LLP
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    Kelley Drye & Warren LLP
    Environment
    2023 | Band 3 | 8 Years Ranked
    Kelley Drye & Warren LLP is highlighted for its representation of both public and private sector clients in high-profile disputes, particularly those concerning water contamination and catastrophic events. The firm's attorneys are especially well versed in handling clean-up and liability matters related to port and railroad operations. Kelley Drye is particularly noted for its significant regulatory practice, which includes particular expertise in advising energy industry clients.
  4. King & Spalding LLP
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    King & Spalding LLP
    Environment
    2023 | Band 3 | 14 Years Ranked
    King & Spalding LLP maintains its reputation as a strong dispute resolution practice that frequently acts in complex environmental litigation and arbitrations. The firm 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. The team counsels energy clients on climate change issues and litigation. King & Spalding is additionally notable for advising on disputes with an international element.
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Band 4
  1. Clark Hill
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    Clark Hill
    Environment
    2023 | Band 4 | 6 Years Ranked
    Clark Hill PLC has a highly regarded Dallas environment practice with particular expertise defending and prosecuting both state and federal Superfund matters. The firm has been recommended for all manner of disputes related to liability for site contamination, advice on compliance audits and due diligence for corporate and real estate transactions.
  2. Farley & Partners LLP
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    Farley & Partners LLP
    Environment
    2023 | Band 4 | 3 Years Ranked
    Farley & Partners LLP has notable expertise handling environmental proceedings, in particular workplace safety and crisis management matters. The firm regularly acts for significant energy and chemical manufacturing clients, advising on inspections and related enforcement issues.
  3. Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP
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    Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP
    Environment
    2023 | Band 4 | 15 Years Ranked
    Hunton Andrews Kurth advises a range of clients, including a notable selection of financial institutions and major energy companies, on issues arising from transactions, permitting and enforcement proceedings. The firm is also noted for its handling of brownfield remediation and Superfund litigation. The team offers strong practice group expertise in related areas of insurance and toxic tort litigation.
  4. Norton Rose Fulbright
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    Norton Rose Fulbright
    Environment
    2023 | Band 4 | 20 Years Ranked
    Norton Rose Fulbright is noted for its broad environmental law offering taking in compliance, litigation and due diligence in transactions, with particular expertise in fossil fuels and chemicals regulation. The firm is also noted for expertise in Superfund and remediation matters.
  5. Nossaman LLP
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    Nossaman LLP
    Environment
    2023 | Band 4 | 4 Years Ranked
    Nossaman LLP is well versed in advising clients on environmental compliance, permitting and regulatory issues. The firm regularly advises clients from energy, utilities and transportation sectors. Nossaman's attorneys are noted for their experience in sophisticated renewable energy projects.
  6. Reed Smith LLP
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    Reed Smith LLP
    Environment
    2023 | Band 4 | 3 Years Ranked
    Reed Smith LLP is recognized for handling an array of environmental matters, including compliance, regulatory and contentious proceedings. The team's capabilities extend to environmental aspects of significant transactions. Reed Smith's attorneys are also noted for their representation of clients from the construction, pharmaceuticals, private equity and chemicals industries.
  7. Sidley Austin LLP
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    Sidley Austin LLP
    Environment
    2023 | Band 4 | 2 Years Ranked
    Sidley Austin is recognized for its prowess assisting clients with environmental permitting, regulatory compliance and transactions. The firm demonstrates particular expertise advising on matters in the aviation, energy and chemical industries. The team is noted for its strength on matters relating to ESG, CAA permitting and carbon capture technology.