Hunton & Williams Named a 2017 Top Environmental Firm by Law360

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January 19, 2017

For the seventh year in a row, the environmental practice of Hunton & Williams LLP has been designated an Environmental Group of the Year by Law360. This distinction recognizes that the firm’s environmental team continues to be at the center of the most significant national environmental policy debates, regulatory developments and litigation. This past year found the firm before the US Supreme Court, State Supreme Courts and Circuit Courts where environmental team lawyers were involved with several of the most influential environmental decisions of 2016. The team helped shape laws under the Clean Air Act and Clean Water Act on a wide variety of issues including risk management, permitting and federal standards. A profile describing the environmental practice can be found on Law360’s website (subscription).

“It is gratifying to again be recognized for the important work that we do for our clients,” says William L. Wehrum, head of the firm’s administrative law group and chair of the environmental practice. “We are excited to continue our momentum into 2017.”

The firm’s internationally recognized environmental practice has more than 60 lawyers devoted to air, water, natural resources, waste and other matters. The group advises a diverse client base, at all stages of environmental issues, from initial legislative and policy development, through implementation, compliance, and court challenges.

Hunton & Williams’ environmental practice and many of its lawyers are ranked No. 1 nationally by Chambers USA. The practice also maintains a Tier 1 national ranking as a Best Law Firm: Environmental Law and is recognized regionally as a Tier 1 firm for both Environmental and Water Law by US News–Best Lawyers, 2016. The group is also top ranked by Legal 500.

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