Awards & Rankings 06.01.23
With one of the first and broadest environmental and natural resources practices in the U.S., Pillsbury is at the forefront of emerging issues, winning precedent-setting cases and providing innovative solutions to environmental challenges.
Pillsbury’s Environmental & Natural Resources group navigates clients through the complex array of environmental laws and compliance matters; advocates for clients on legislation, regulations and policy; appears for clients before regulatory agencies; and handles federal and state trial and appellate court litigation and administrative enforcement actions. We also advise on permitting, regulatory developments, climate change, worker safety, risk assessment, natural resources matters and crisis management. We help clients buy and sell companies, achieve and maintain compliance, control costs, manage environmental liabilities, and obtain regulatory approvals and defend against enforcement actions.
Our group includes lawyers who have served at federal agencies, including the U.S. EPA, Department of Energy, Department of the Interior, Department of Justice, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and NOAA, allowing for keen perspective and insights. We have litigated hundreds of CERCLA, Clean Water Act, Clean Air Act, RCRA, SDWA, NEPA, mandamus and other actions, representing billions of dollars in potential liabilities. Our lawyers have advised companies, associations and governments on 100+ climate change matters. Based in the most active U.S. environmental law centers, Washington, DC, California and Texas, we also leverage long-standing relationships with local law firms in other states and worldwide to resolve multijurisdictional issues around the globe. Working with environmental consultants and experts, we optimize efficiency and results.
Pillsbury’s Environmental & Natural Resources group represents U.S. and international clients from numerous industries, including energy/renewable energy, chemicals, mining, forest products, industrial, manufacturing, infrastructure, environmental services, construction, real estate, health care, education, natural resources and transportation. We are leading advisers on air, water quality, soil and sediment issues, natural resources, climate change, hazardous waste management, Superfund, endangered species, permitting and environmental impact analysis, as well as specialized areas such as Rigs to Reefs, public-private partnerships, beneﬁcial recycling and crisis management. Our experience includes:
We provide pragmatic advice and best strategies on quantifying and managing risk; assist clients in rebuilding and restoring operations in response to natural disasters, such as ﬂoods and ﬁres; protect client companies and their assets in emergencies; and help clients develop and implement sound strategies to achieve their objectives. Whether our clients face a project shutdown, the threat of missing a critical deadline due to regulatory red tape, a threatened enforcement action or a lawsuit, Pillsbury’s seasoned team guides clients through critical decision-making and complex legal and administrative proceedings to achieve the best possible outcome.
Our Environmental & Natural Resources practice is an active participant in a wider Real Estate and Construction Industry Team — a comprehensive cross-disciplinary team with broad and in-depth experience in a broad array of industry sectors.