Companies of every size struggle with an ever-changing and increasingly complex system of environmental laws. Even when companies make a significant compliance commitment, claims can arise from private citizens as well as state and federal regulators. With litigators strategically located across the United States, Alston & Bird’s Environmental Litigation team has decades of experience in trial and appellate courts. We have the necessary insight to offer superior services to a broad range of domestic and international clients representing nearly every industry.
Our collaborative team of lawyers understands that you have competing needs in environmental litigation cases. From enforcement actions, compliance counseling, land use matters, and air and water quality issues to civil and criminal toxic tort litigation and class action suits, managing relationships with regulatory agencies and protecting your brand’s image are always a concern. We help our clients achieve their business and operational goals by understanding what’s most important to them and then developing efficient legal strategies aligned with those priorities.
We represent clients in complex, multiparty Superfund litigation as well as citizen suits brought under the Clean Water Act, Clean Air Act, and the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA). Our lawyers routinely defend claims brought under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). Through more than 25 published federal and state environmental cases, we have shaped key principles that underpin the nation’s environmental laws.
We have had significant success resolving disputes before they become litigation. When prevention proves impossible, however, we have a proven track record of aggressive representation, positioning our clients for the most favorable settlement or a successful outcome at trial. Simply put, Alston & Bird is a go-to firm for complex environmental litigation.