BakerHostetler has a proven track record in representing clients in all types of environmental litigation. The experience of BakerHostetler’s environmental team ranges from litigation involving environmental permits and entitlements, challenging regulations, defending enforcement and penalty actions, and prosecuting and defending private party statutory, contractual and common law environmental claims.
When the stakes are "bet-the-company" monetary damages, potential criminal sentences and intense scrutiny in the court of public opinion, the more than 325 litigators of BakerHostetler are a team to depend on. We have the kind of credentials you expect from a leading national litigation firm and a client base we have protected in and out of court for decades. Three of our attorneys were recognized in the 2012 edition of Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business for their natural resources and environmental work in Ohio.
What really sets us apart is our practical experience as trial lawyers. The BakerHostetler team includes former top prosecutors of the U.S. Justice Department (four of whom received the Attorney General's Distinguished Services Award), former prosecutors for major municipalities, veteran civil trial attorneys and enforcement officials from various federal agencies from the Department of Energy to the SEC and NASD (now FINRA).
General Electric Company
The Southern Company
Republic Waste Service
The Energy Cooperative
Extensive energy and environmental industry experience, with lawyers having technical degrees and experience as in-house counsel to effectively manage offshore and on-shore oilfield matters involving exploration, transportation, maritime, sale/acquisition of assets, environmental, pipeline and regulatory issues.
Extensive experience handling trade, customs and cross-border matters.
Electric distribution company representation.
Proven litigation and dispute resolution effectiveness involving energy industry disputes including drilling contracts, leases, environmental compliance, maritime issues, pipelines, oil spills, commercial disputes, injuries and more.
Extensive experience in federal, state and local tax aspects of energy and environmental matters including tax consequences of structuring, restructuring, mergers, acquisitions and divestures, tax compliance, adversarial representation before federal and state tribunals and technical, policy and advocacy regarding tax regulations and legislation.
Extensive experience in environmental enforcement, audits, permitting and compliance with regulatory programs including RCRA, CAA, CWA, TSCA, FIFRA, EPCRA, HMTA, Brownfields and others, as well as Superfund clean ups and contribution actions.
Emergency response teams available 24/7, with hands-on experience managing major oil, energy, chemical and petrochemical incidents
Proven environmental support and risk mitigation experience in business and real estate transactions.
Close ties to environmental and energy policy-related concerns in Congress and regulatory agencies in Washington.