You might be facing enforcement action, trying to understand and implement a new rule, or looking for help with permitting or environmental due diligence during an acquisition. Whatever your challenges, the environmental team at Hunton & Williams LLP partners with you to build comprehensive, business-focused solutions. We apply our deep knowledge and vast experience to help clients manage day-to-day issues and respond swiftly and effectively in crisis situations.

We have been at the forefront of the environmental field for the last 45 years. Established in 1970, our environmental team set deep roots by helping clients navigate the enactment and initial implementation of the very first modern federal and state environmental statutes. Having participated in more than 40 US Supreme Court cases and hundreds of cases in the US Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit and 11 regional US Courts of Appeals, we continue to be thought leaders on emerging environmental issues.

Our rich knowledge and deep bench of lawyers—with EPA, DOJ, DOI, DOE, Capitol Hill, White House and industry experience—give us the resources and the know-how to tackle problems and build durable solutions. And we have the credentials to prove it. Our air practice has been involved in virtually every major rulemaking since the enactment of the Clean Air Act. Our climate change lawyers have litigated every significant greenhouse gas public nuisance suit to date. Our water practice has been part of every important rulemaking under the Clean Water Act since its inception.

We pride ourselves on maintaining a keen focus on your strategic business goals. No matter the issue, we can help in all phases of a matter—from initial legislative and policy developments, through rulemaking and implementation, to defense against enforcement actions and litigation of complex cases.

Our Team

Our rankings speak volumes. Hunton & Williams is the 2017 Chambers USA Environment Law Firm of the Year. Our environmental practice, and many of our lawyers, are ranked Band 1 nationally by Chambers USA and Chambers Global. We maintain the top national ranking for environmental law and water law―and regionally in each state where our team lawyers are based―in US News-Best Lawyers. We are top-ranked by Legal 500, and for seven years running, we’ve been designated an Environmental Group of the Year by Law360