Environmental, Safety and Incident Response


"Baker Botts has an incredible range of knowledge and experience. They have a number of individuals with experience at both federal and state agencies. This practical knowledge helps them to “flip-the-map” and see issues from all aspects."

The Legal 500 U.S. 2022

The Baker Botts Environmental, Safety and Incident Response Team advances and protects its clients’ interests during the permitting process, before regulatory agencies, in the courtroom, at workplaces, and when a crisis hits.

With more than 50 lawyers based in California, D.C., New York, and Texas, we have handled federal and state environmental and safety matters nationwide.

Our Capabilities:

Key Industry Sectors:

Infrastructure  Manufacturing Oil & Gas  Renewable and Clean Energy Refining & Petrochemical

Incident and Crisis Response. We have an experienced Environmental, Safety and Incident Response team that manages all aspects of an incident so clients can focus on their business. Learn more.

Regulatory, Compliance and Permitting Strategies. Our environmental team assists clients with issues arising in all media (air, water and waste) and under every environmental statute and regulatory program. To learn more about our federal and 50-state permitting and regulatory experience, click on the relevant links below.

Litigation. Our environmental lawyers, several of whom are former federal and state regulators and DOJ trial lawyers, are experienced in handling complex and cutting edge environmental, natural resources, and toxic tort litigation. To learn more about our litigation experience, click on the relevant links below.

Climate Change and Sustainability. Our cross-disciplinary climate change practice covers every aspect of climate change, including assisting clients with advocacy, compliance and litigation strategies. Learn more.

Safety. Our cross-disciplinary team has a well-established reputation for working hand in hand with clients, regulators and other stakeholders on process safety, infectious disease/industrial hygiene, and occupational safety and health compliance and litigation matters. Learn more.

Coalitions. Our environmental coalitions give our clients effective tools in advocacy efforts, as well as avenues to track new legislation, regulatory initiatives and litigation trends in a time-sensitive and cost-effective manner. Learn more.

Transactions. We help our clients identify, evaluate, allocate and manage environmental risks and liabilities through due diligence and the structuring and negotiation of commercial transactions. Learn more.