Selected as one of Law360’s “2012 Environmental Practice Groups of the Year”, Arnold & Porter LLP's environmental practice offers clients rare access to comprehensive representation in each of the fields that comprise environmental law. Our 25 core partners and counsel bring extensive experience to bear on our clients' most daunting, sophisticated, and high-profile legal problems. In addition, members of our team also draw upon the distinct insights gained from senior positions in government agencies and advanced degrees in related disciplines to advance client objectives. The group works at the international, federal, state, and local levels, serving as outside environmental counsel to some of the premier FORTUNE 500 companies in the nation, including Honeywell, BP/ARCO, CSX Corporation, PPL, General Electric, Chrysler Group LLC, Texas Pacific Group, Mosaic, and SAIC. The 2012 Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business ranked our Environmental practice in the top tier for Washington, D.C, and the practice was also ranked nationally and in California.
Our practice spans civil and criminal enforcement under every federal statute; Superfund and other cleanup of contaminated sites litigation and proceedings; catastrophic incidents defense; and toxic tort claims concerning a diverse array of groundwater, air pollution, toxic chemical, radioactivity, and public nuisance matters throughout the US. In addition, our transactional team conducts and manages environmental assessments, negotiates contractual provisions, and manages and negotiates land use permitting for the most complex development projects. Our regulatory team regularly advises clients concerning their compliance obligations under the full range of environmental requirements, and assists in-house counsel and regulatory affairs officials in developing and implementing company compliance programs and obtaining environmental permits and approvals for controversial projects.
Our clients come to us from a wide variety of businesses, including manufacturing, mining, energy, real estate, and banking, among others. Whether the client is large or small, we provide seasoned counsel, effective solutions, creativity, and zealous advocacy. We offer our clients the full interdisciplinary services of an international law firm-one with experience and operations throughout the US and Europe.