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USA Texas 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. Baker Botts LLP
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    Baker Botts LLP
    Environment
    USA 2022 | Band 1 | 19 Years Ranked
    Baker Botts has an outstanding team that is widely celebrated for its strong practice on both the contentious and noncontentious sides. Acts on matters across the full range of environmental law, including air and water compliance and enforcement issues. Also experienced with waste and contaminated site concerns. Stands out for its emergency response counsel and handling of damages lawsuits. Experienced engaging with state legislative and regulatory matters, including revisions to clean air regimes. 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
    USA 2022 | Band 1 | 19 Years Ranked
    Bracewell has a high-caliber group that counts a range of Fortune 500 firms in its client base. Highlighted for its significant experience dealing with regulatory agencies and handling high-value litigation and transactions. Expansive expertise in water and air quality law covers compliance and enforcement matters, incident response, investigations and environmental litigation.
  3. Vinson & Elkins LLP
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    Vinson & Elkins LLP
    Environment
    USA 2022 | Band 1 | 19 Years Ranked
    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.
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Band 2
  1. Haynes and Boone, LLP
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    Haynes and Boone, LLP
    Environment
    USA 2022 | Band 2 | 19 Years Ranked
    Haynes and Boone 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. Particular expertise in site cleanup issues in relation to the Texas Superfund law.
  2. Locke Lord LLP
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    Locke Lord LLP
    Environment
    USA 2022 | Band 2 | 17 Years Ranked
    Locke Lord fields an experienced group of practitioners who frequently handle environmental issues arising from transactions across a range of industries. Also boasts a strong criminal investigation and brownfield remediation practice. Notable focus on traditional and renewable energy matters. Also particularly well versed serving real estate and construction clients as well as financial services entities.
  3. Guida, Slavich & Flores, P.C.
    Environment
    USA 2022 | Band 2
  4. McGinnis Lochridge
    Environment
    USA 2022 | Band 2
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Band 3
  1. Beveridge & Diamond PC
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    Beveridge & Diamond PC
    Environment
    USA 2022 | Band 3 | 10 Years Ranked
    Beveridge & Diamond is a highly regarded nationwide boutique with notable Texas strength. Advises clients on a range of state and federal regulatory matters, including permitting and complex disputes. Particularly experienced with water quality matters. Also frequently active in enforcement proceedings and maintains a dominant presence in the petrochemical sector. Represents multinational clients from the firm's Latin American region environmental practice group, led out of Austin. Often advises firms on environmental-related challenges affecting global supply chains.
  2. Holland & Knight LLP
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    Holland & Knight LLP
    Environment
    USA 2022 | Band 3 | 19 Years Ranked
    Holland & Knight 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. Further noted for assisting in policy development and agency rulemaking processes.
  3. Jackson Walker LLP
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    Jackson Walker LLP
    Environment
    USA 2022 | Band 3 | 10 Years Ranked
    Jackson Walker has a strong team fielding expertise across a range of litigation and regulatory matters such as Superfund cleanup, water permitting and air issues. Advises on due diligence in relation to corporate and real estate transactions. Maintains a notable focus on environmental concerns affecting the electric power industry, as well as matters arising from renewable energy and water projects. Also well versed in serving clients from the financial services sector.
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Band 4
  1. Kelley Drye & Warren LLP
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    Kelley Drye & Warren LLP
    Environment
    USA 2022 | Band 4 | 7 Years Ranked
    Kelley Drye & Warren is highlighted for its representation of both public and private sector clients in high-profile disputes, particularly those concerning water contamination and catastrophic events. Especially well versed in handling cleanup and liability matters related to port and railroad operations. Also noted for its significant regulatory practice, which includes particular expertise in advising energy industry clients.
  2. King & Spalding LLP
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    King & Spalding LLP
    Environment
    USA 2022 | Band 4 | 13 Years Ranked
    King & Spalding maintains its reputation as a strong dispute resolution practice that frequently acts in complex environmental litigation and arbitrations. 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. Counsels energy clients on climate change issues and litigation. Additionally notable for advising on disputes with an international element.
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Band 5
  1. Clark Hill
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    Clark Hill
    Environment
    USA 2022 | Band 5 | 5 Years Ranked
    Clark Hill has a highly regarded Dallas environment practice with particular expertise defending and prosecuting both state and federal Superfund matters. 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
    USA 2022 | Band 5 | 2 Years Ranked
    Farley & Partners has notable expertise handling environmental proceedings, in particular workplace safety and crisis management matters. 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
    USA 2022 | Band 5 | 14 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. Also noted for its handling of brownfield remediation and Superfund litigation. Offers strong practice group expertise in related areas of insurance and toxic tort litigation.
  4. K&L Gates
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    K&L Gates
    Environment
    USA 2022 | Band 5 | 2 Years Ranked
    K&L Gates have a skilled team active in contaminated site remediation, civil enforcement matters and related litigation. Provides in-depth regulatory counsel on water, air and waste issues. Also advises a range of clients on strategic permitting proceedings.
  5. Norton Rose Fulbright
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    Norton Rose Fulbright
    Environment
    USA 2022 | Band 5 | 19 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. Also noted for expertise in Superfund and remediation matters.
  6. Sidley Austin LLP
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    Sidley Austin LLP
    Environment
    USA 2022 | Band 5 | 1 Years Ranked
    Sidley Austin is recognized for its prowess assisting clients with environmental permitting, regulatory compliance and transactions. Demonstrates particular expertise advising on matters in the aviation, energy and chemical industries. Noted for its strength on matters relating to ESG, CAA permitting and carbon capture technology.
  7. Nossaman LLP
    Environment
    USA 2022 | Band 5
  8. Reed Smith LLP
    Environment
    USA 2022 | Band 5