Compliance with federal, state and local environmental laws and regulations has become an essential component in successful corporations, business transactions and large-scale infrastructure projects. Our Environment Practice helps companies implement preventive measures by developing compliance programs and legal strategies aimed at minimizing risk and environmental liability, and frequently advises clients on due diligence, contractual negotiations, environmental consulting and internal legal audits.
Our Environmental Practice Group is particularly well known for its defense capabilities in collective judicial proceedings and enforcement actions by environmental authorities, social organizations and individuals under the Federal Environmental Liability Act, as well as environmental crimes investigations and proceedings initiated by federal and state prosecutors. Our expertise includes administrative, class action and criminal litigation and defense in corporate liability matters associated to environmental harm and conflicts.
Our team specializes in the solution of environmental conflicts through alternative and restorative justice in cases of industrial accidents, pollution and toxic torts, damage caused by real estate and infrastructure projects, as well as harm to habitat, wildlife and ecosystems.
Members of our Environmental team have broad experience in both public and private sectors. The Head of the team acted as Head of the Specialized Prosecutor´s Office for Environmental Crimes at the federal Department of Justice and General Counsel for the Environmental Protection Agency (PROFEPA).
Our environmental regulatory, litigation and compliance practice provides companies with the tools to support their ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance) strategy with the design and implementation of regulatory management and compliance systems that provide evidence of fulfillment with their legal obligations before environmental and jurisdictional authorities, as well as individuals such as investors and other stakeholders, making the organization's ESG information congruent and evidencing the environmental legality of their daily operations.
Administrative, judicial, class action and criminal litigation specialized in environmental matters, considers companies’ ESG risks, offering clients ethical and responsible dispute resolution solutions, in line with human rights based on good governance standards.