The Baker Botts Environmental Practice is one of the largest and most diverse in the country. Our environmental lawyers, many of whom previously held high-level government positions, integrate a broad array of skills to help our clients solve their environmental challenges. Our lawyers represent clients in every aspect of regulatory counseling, strategic permitting, litigation, legislative matters, rulemaking, criminal investigations, corporate crises, civil enforcement, contaminated site remediation and business transactions. Our reputation in environmental law has been built not only on our substantive experience, but also on our knowledge of our clients’ businesses and our ability to align our legal services with their business objectives.
Baker Botts environmental lawyers assist clients with issues arising in all media (air, water and waste) and under every major environmental statute and regulatory program. We have formed client coalitions that utilize effective advocacy, both in court and before the agencies, and have built strong relationships with federal and state regulatory authorities.
Much of our work relates to the environmental aspects of project development for major energy, industrial and infrastructure projects, including LNG projects, pipeline projects, electric power projects and refinery projects. Our lawyers offer substantial experience to help companies confront the emerging challenges of climate change. Our reputation in environmental law is founded on an in depth understanding of the varied legal, technical and policy issues facing our clients, cost-effective staffing of environmental matters, utilizing the resources of a diverse international firm and an intimate familiarity with the energy, technology, chemical, manufacturing and life sciences companies we represent.
Our capabilities include:
- Air Quality
- Climate Change
- Contaminated Site Clean-Up
- Crisis Response and Preparedness
- Civil and Criminal Enforcement
- Environmental Aspects of Business Transactions
- Health and Safety
- International Environmental Law
- Legislative and Regulatory Advocacy
- Natural Resources
- Oil and Gas Environmental Issues
- Solid and Hazardous Waste
- Toxic and Hazardous Substances
- Toxic Tort and Environmental Litigation
- Water Quality
- Water Resources
- Chambers USA 2018
District of Columbia
Environment (Band 2)
Environment (Band 1)
Climate Change (Band 3)
Environment (Band 2)
- Legal 500 U.S. 2018
Industry Focus: Environment: Litigation (Tier 3)
Industry Focus: Environment: Regulatory (Tier 3)
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Publications, Speeches & Presentations
Moderator, Federal Lands Committee, California Cattlemen's Association Annual Meeting
Technology Innovations: How Enabling Technologies are Improving the Management of Renewable Generation Today, and What Services Innovative Technologies, Such as Blockchain and Advanced Control Models, Can Bring to the Grid Moving ForwardSpeeches & Presentations
Moderator, ACORE Renewable Energy Grid Forum
On August 2nd, Partner Megan Berge will be speaking on a panel at the 30th Annual Texas Environmental Superconference in Austin, TX.
On Thursday, March 1, 2018 The Texas Industry Project (TIP) hosts its first Quarterly Meeting of the year in the firm’s Houston office.