Steve Solow > Baker Botts L.L.P. > Houston, United States > Lawyer Profile

Baker Botts L.L.P.
TEXAS 77002-4995
United States

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Steven P. Solow focuses his practice on business crimes, internal investigations, corporate compliance and security programs and environmental civil and criminal litigation. He represents and counsels corporations and business associations regarding their legal and regulatory obligations, develops integrated compliance programs that address corporate and government expectations and represents both corporate and individual clients in white collar cases.

Steve advises chemical, energy, utility, homebuilding, construction, pipeline, shipping and technology companies on a range of regulatory matters, including enforcement defense, internal investigations, litigation, compliance issues and homeland security matters. He counsels senior management and corporate boards of directors on corporate best practices. Major energy companies seek Steve’s advice on the regulatory standards applicable to all energy sources and he also provides experienced representation to major international shipping concerns in connection with maritime and environmental matters involving the U.S. Coast Guard and other agencies.

Steve was recently appointed by a U.S. Federal District Court Judge to serve as the Court Appointed Monitor (CAM) over the world’s largest cruise line company following the company’s plea to criminal charges related to vessel pollution.

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Industry focus > Environment: litigation

With an impressive client roster including a number of well-known energy companies, Baker Botts L.L.P. is highly regarded for handling trial litigation involving environmental law issues. The firm’s deep environmental bench offers coast-to-coast expertise and is regularly involved in multi-media cases arising from natural resource damage claims, climate tort, class actions stemming from environmental accidents, and CERCLA cost-recovery matters. Practitioners bring to the table experience in every major environmental statute and regulatory program, and are often sought after by clients responding to crisis situations, including oil spills and chemical releases, Superfund cases and remedial work. Houston-based Scott Janoe, who has nearly two decades’ experience in environmental litigation, enforcement defense and crisis management, oversees the group with Megan Berge  in Washington DC. Berge stands out for her proficiency in permitting, climate change and ESG matters. Other key inidividuals to note in DC include Steve Solow, who is recommended for environmental incidents that are the subject of government investigations and criminal enforcement, and Nadira Clarke, who is often retained by oilfield services, refiners, manufacturing and chemical clients.