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Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
SUITE 2800
LOS ANGELES, CA 90017-5406
United States

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United States > Industry focus > Environment: litigation

Already reputed in air and water pollution control, solid and hazardous waste management, response to accidental releases, Superfund, toxic torts, wetlands regulation, endangered species and environmental impact analysis, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP has been growing its practice in air quality regulatory advocacy and enforcement defense, climate change and alternative energy development, regulation of greenhouse gases, hydraulic fracturing, and underground injection control. The ‘strength and uniqueness’ of the practice is born out of the ‘level and breadth of experience of the lawyers’. For example, in Washington DC, Matthew Morrison’s ‘lengthy experience with EPA and DOJ gives him unmatched insight, experience and skill in representing clients in civil and administrative environmental enforcement actions’, and, in Houston, Thomas Campbell, former general counsel at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, is a ‘nationally recognized expert on natural resource damage assessments’. In Austin, Christopher McNevin leads the firm’s environmental litigation team; in Los Angeles, Mark Elliott heads the environmental practice firm wide. Other names to note are LA-based Michael McDonough; Norman Carlin and Margaret Rosegay in San Francisco; Anthony Cavender and Amanda Halter in Houston; and Jeffrey Knight in Washington DC. Clients include Western States Petroleum Association, Costco, Chevron, and Valero Energy Corporation.

United States > Industry focus > Environment: regulatory

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP fields ‘very experienced environmental lawyers with an encyclopedic knowledge of environmental matters’. The practice group handles enforcement; regulatory compliance; legislative and regulatory monitoring and advocacy; project siting, development and finance; facility decommissioning; environmental impact analysis; site investigation and remediation; human health and ecological risk assessment; and environmental management strategy. For a long time the group has been retained by the Western States Petroleum Association, which it advises on a broad range of matters, including state legislation and state and local regulatory developments across a wide array of issues affecting the petroleum industry. Based across Houston and Washington DC, Matthew Morrison‘s ‘lengthy experience with EPA and DOJ gives him invaluable insight’. Other key practitioners include Norman Carlin and Margaret Rosegay in San Francisco; firm-wide environmental practice head Mark Elliott and Michael McDonough in Los Angeles; Wayne Whitlock in Silicon Valley; and Jeff Knight and Sheila Harvey in Washington DC.