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Latham & Watkins’ Environment, Land & Resources Department is known as a “prominent group with the ability to act … across a broad range of environmental issues.” Clients say “Nobody has their breadth and depth in environmental issues. They are probably our biggest go-to firm." 

– Chambers USA 2015 - Band 1

Environment, Land & Resources

For more than 30 years, Latham & Watkins' Environment, Land & Resources lawyers have advised clients on complex regulatory, litigation and transactional matters stemming from cutting-edge environmental issues.

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Addressing the Environmental Issues Clients Face

Latham’s Environment, Land & Resources lawyers advise clients worldwide on administrative proceedings, litigation, enforcement and legislative matters. Our teams have an on-the-ground understanding of legislative and regulatory developments of environmental law at the regional, national and global level. Latham draws on broad experience to handle all types of complex environmental, resources, occupational health and safety, toxic tort and product safety issues for clients across industries and around the world.

Internationally recognized, Latham’s environmental lawyers are positioned to represent and counsel clients in global environmental matters including transactional, land use and regulatory approvals, permitting, compliance, agency rulemaking and legislation, enforcement actions and litigation. Latham represents coalitions, potentially responsible party (PRP) groups, project developers and lenders, multinational corporations, municipalities and trade associations. The firm has developed particular insights in a broad range of industries, including:

Providing Multi-faceted Advice

Clients turn to Latham for counsel and representation to navigate every kind of environmental issue, including:



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