The attorneys in the environment and sustainability practice group have substantial experience in the area of climate change and sustainability. To learn more about our experience in this area, please click here.
Crafting workable solutions to environmental problems requires a clear understanding of a business’s structure and resources. Winston & Strawn's environmental team gets to know your business so we can provide practical, cost-effective advice. Our environmental lawyers include seasoned litigators, veterans in corporate transactions, and attorneys adept in rulemaking and legislative lobbying in state, federal, and international forums. This 360-degree coverage lets us provide comprehensive assistance on existing environmental issues, spot developing regulatory trends and anticipate potential issues, and develop creative strategies to avoid or minimize risk.
Our attorneys approach assignments from environmental clients with a view toward what will be most beneficial to the client in the long run. This approach has afforded us the opportunity to develop relationships with clients that span many years. These long-term relationships allow our attorneys the time to develop environmental management systems that help simplify day-to-day compliance issues for our clients as well as minimize risk of enforcement. If violations are identified, our environmental attorneys develop strategies for a quick, cost-effective resolution to the problem to help minimize the client's penalties and legal fees. Sometimes, our attorneys have been able to avoid penalties altogether.
Winston & Strawn's environmental attorneys also have the ability to call upon other practice groups at the firm, including litigation and corporate, to provide versatile, effective representation to our clients.