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Chambers USA 2013 - Environmental
Baker Botts has long-standing experience handling complex and cutting edge environmental litigation.
Our approach to each case is to partner with the client and incorporate the multiple legal, business, technical and policy issues affecting the litigation into a shared strategy that drives a favorable outcome. Our industry-specific knowledge is one of Baker Botts’ key strengths. We have represented energy, technology and manufacturing clients for decades and learned their operating environments and challenges. We build on this experience to ensure that litigation strategies align with our clients’ overarching business objectives.
Baker Botts has a long track record of achieving the right outcome in environmental litigation, whether at trial, on the papers or in settlement negotiations. Our team of lawyers includes former high-level federal and state regulators and DOJ trial lawyers who understand the dynamics of enforcement litigation and have been active on these issues for decades. With one of the largest Environmental Practices in the country, we are able to match subject matter knowledge with each task at hand to avoid “learning curve” costs.
We are committed to managing litigation in the most efficient and cost-effective way for our clients. The breadth of our experience allows lean staffing, and we promote creative and strategic options for handling discovery and document review tasks and ensuring the efficient allocation of resources among the litigation team.
Our environmental litigation experience includes:
- Air, water and waste governmental enforcement actions
- Citizen suits under RCRA, CERCLA, the Clean Water Act and the Clean Air Act
- Climate change litigation
- Toxic tort lawsuits involving chemical exposures, dust exposures and industrial accidents
- Environmentally-related products liability cases
- Superfund disputes
- Natural Resource Damages (NRD) claims
- Endangered Species Act (ESA) cases
- Insurance coverage actions over pollution issues and toxic tort claims
- Bankruptcy matters
- International arbitration
Publications, Speeches & Presentations
Trends, American Bar Association Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources Newsletter, Vol. 48 Issue 2