Environmental Litigation

Weil has comprehensive knowledge of, and experience with, addressing all major issues of environmental law for our clients. Equally as important, our lawyers have a thorough understanding of how environmental matters can and do affect businesses.

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Broad-based capabilities

Ever-changing laws and regulations on domestic and international levels as well as increased public scrutiny have made environmental matters critical concerns for most business enterprises. Weil’s broad-based Environmental practice group addresses all areas that can affect businesses’ day-to-day operations and strategic business plans with sophisticated and cost-effective representation. By working seamlessly with other Firm practice groups, our attorneys provide clients with the transactional, litigation, counseling, restructuring, and legislative services necessary to achieve their goals in a wide variety of business and legal contexts.

Our Environmental litigation practice covers a range of representations, including:

  • Civil and administrative enforcement proceedings under Superfund and other federal and state environmental laws
  • Permits and challenges to permit denials
  • Personal injury, property damage, and nuisance claims brought in connection with the release of hazardous materials
  • Criminal prosecutions under the environmental laws

Selected Representations


CBS Corp.

Massey Energy

Oneida Indian Nation

Robert J. Bettacchi, former executive of W.R. Grace

Key Contacts

Annemargaret Connolly

Annemargaret Connolly


Washington, D.C.

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Our lawyers are acknowledged authorities on U.S. and international environmental law and are frequently recognized by such publications as Chambers USA, Legal 500, US News – Best Lawyers, Top Rated Lawyers, The Best Lawyers in America, and SuperLawyers as leading transactional lawyers.

Excellent. They know the law and guide us to comply with it fully. At the same time they do not get bogged down in reciting detailed rules and regulations.

Chambers USA

Named National Tier 1 Environmental Law Practice

U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” Survey

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