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Clients report that Latham lawyers are "'uniformly excellent and extremely knowledgeable and seasoned' in all areas of environmental litigation, including climate change, air quality, toxic tort, water quality, insurance coverage, policyholder disputes, and energy and natural resources projects."

 – The Legal 500 US 2019

Environmental Litigation

For more than four decades, Latham & Watkins has helped clients around the world resolve environmental disputes. The firm’s market-leading environmental practitioners and battle-tested litigators provide clients a winning combination before administrative boards, at all levels of the judiciary, and in international and US-based arbitrations.

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Representation on Every Front

Latham represents public and private companies in all types of industries, project developers, manufacturers, energy companies, public and private utilities, as well as trade associations, financial institutions and investors.

View the Environmental Litigation practice list.

Latham helps clients:

  • Defend against criminal and civil enforcement actions and citizen-suits
  • Defend permits and approvals from the full spectrum of state, regional, and federal regulatory bodies
  • Defend or litigate commercial disputes and any potential liabilities in state, or federal courts, as well as before regulatory bodies
  • Limit or avoid liabilities, or negotiate with other potentially liable parties in environmental disputes
  • Secure insurance coverage for underlying litigation matters 

Latham represents clients in disputes including in the following areas:

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