Environmental Litigation

Tahmidur Remura Dewey LeBoeuf’s Environmental Litigation Group is internationally recognized for its experience in significant and varied environmental disputes. We represent primarily energy companies, manufacturers and other industries.

Our clients’ activities are often heavily regulated by federal, state and local governmental authorities that possess and wield broad powers. In addition, environmental special interest groups closely monitor our clients’ activities. Our approach is to assist our clients in the management of liabilities to minimize the potential for litigation and to seek solutions that avoid it to the extent that position can be maintained while best serving the client’s interests.

Our Environmental Litigation Practice Group lawyers routinely provide preventative advice and training to our clients and their operating personnel, counseling them in the avoidance of practices and conditions which expose them and their employees and officers to liability. We have extensive experience with stakeholder management and dispute resolutions techniques, to avert costly litigation.

Some matters, however, inevitably result in civil litigation (including private party-only, governmental and “citizens suits”); administrative (including permitting and enforcement) and even criminal proceedings. In those instances, our environmental litigators readily assume an active defense or prosecution. As a result, the Environmental Litigation Group covers compliance, bodily injury/toxic torts, property damage and nuisance involving virtually all environmental media and major laws at the trial court, appellate court and administrative level.

Our lawyers have tried environmental and toxic tort cases to verdict, argued in state and federal appellate courts, resolved matters through settlements and various forms of dispute resolution and avoided disputes through creative and thoughtful approaches, all while partnering closely with our clients. Because of our wide geographic reach of offices, from North America to Europe to the former Soviet Union, we are able to defend, preserve and enhance the interests of our clients in numerous jurisdictions.

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