Environment, Land & Resources

For more than 40 years, Latham & Watkins' Environment, Land & Resources lawyers have advised clients on complex regulatory, litigation and transactional matters stemming from cutting-edge environmental issues.

Why Latham

Addressing the Environmental Issues Clients Face

Latham’s Environment, Land & Resources lawyers advise clients worldwide on administrative proceedings, litigation, enforcement, and legislative matters. Our teams have an on-the-ground understanding of legislative and regulatory developments of environmental law at the regional, national, and global level. Latham draws on broad experience to handle all types of complex environmental, resources, occupational health and safety, toxic tort, and product safety issues for clients across industries and around the world.

View the Environment, Land & Resources practice list.

Internationally recognized, Latham’s environmental lawyers are positioned to represent and counsel clients in global environmental matters including transactional, land use, and regulatory approvals, permitting, compliance, agency rulemaking and legislation, enforcement actions, and litigation. Latham represents coalitions, potentially responsible party (PRP) groups, project developers and lenders, multinational corporations, municipalities, and trade associations. The firm has developed particular insights in a broad range of industries, including:

Awards & Rankings


  • Latham Named Law Firm Of The Year For Third Consecutive Year - January 18, 2022
  • Energy & Infrastructure Industry Group Named Legal Advisor of the Year by IJInvestor - December 14, 2021
  • National Veterans Legal Services Program Recognizes Associate - November 21, 2021
  • FT Names London Partner One of Europe's Top 10 Most Innovative Legal Practitioners - October 17, 2021
  • Environment, Land & Resources Partner Named an NLJ Trailblazer - June 30, 2021

Latham is "noted for its counsel on environmental issues affecting corporate transactions, acting for a range of purchasers, sellers, investors, borrowers and lenders," while "former senior US government officials bolster the firm's environmental legislation and regulatory practice."

– Chambers USA 2020


Institute for Energy Law's 72nd Annual Oil and Gas Law Conference2020 CEQA Year in Review

Media Coverage

Law Firm of the Year 2021Rising Star – Environment: Kegan BrownA Pre-Holiday Weekend Edition of Litigator of the Week Runners-Up and Shout Outs


Latham Named Law Firm Of The Year For Third Consecutive YearLatham & Watkins Advises Ortho Clinical Diagnostics in US$6 Billion Acquisition by Quidel CorporationLatham & Watkins Advises Cerner in US$28.3 Billion Acquisition by Oracle

Thought Leadership

Blockchain: Legal & Regulatory Guidance - Blockchain and ESGScience Based Targets Initiative Sets 2022 Action PlanISS, Glass Lewis Focus on ESG in 2022 Benchmark Proxy Voting Policies

Webcasts & Podcasts

Wildfire Implications on California Development: CEQA, Legislation, and MoreThe Biden Administration’s Regulatory and Enforcement Priorities: A Six-Month UpdatePodcast – Energy & Infrastructure: How Will EP4 Affect Projects in High-Income Countries?