Awards & Rankings 08.15.17
Pillsbury represents clients regarding the full range of environmental litigation challenges they face, including federal, state, and private party lawsuits under all of the major environmental laws, such as:
Pillsbury’s environmental litigation experience also encompasses toxic tort litigation, rulemaking challenges, zoning, land use and permitting lawsuits.
Represented Teck Metals, Inc. in developing and successfully negotiating transnational agreement with the EPA and DOJ in a cross-border contamination case involving discharges from a mining and smelting facility in Canada.
Defeated a novel attempt by environmental organizations to expand scope of federal environmental laws to claim locomotive diesel emissions at client-operated rail yard violated RCRA.
Handled Endangered Species Act issues of first impression in litigation relating to impacts on two species of sturgeon in connection with relicensing of dams on Yadkin Pee Dee River in North Carolina and South Carolina in connection with two Duke Energy hydropower facilities.
Named U.S. News - Best Lawyers’ 2014 “Environmental Law Firm of the Year”; achieved Tier 1 National Environmental practice and Houston, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Washington, DC metropolitan rankings.
Home to two of the “World’s Top 25 Environment Lawyers,” according to Euromoney.
Pillsbury’s Environmental practice ranked by Chambers USA in the national, California and Washington, DC categories (2016) and The Legal 500 U.S. recognized Pillsbury for excellence in environmental litigation (2016).