Environment, Land & Resources

For more than 40 years, Latham & Watkins' Environment, Land & Resources lawyers have advised clients on complex regulatory, litigation and transactional matters stemming from cutting-edge environmental issues.

Why Latham

Addressing the Environmental Issues Clients Face

Latham’s Environment, Land & Resources lawyers advise clients worldwide on administrative proceedings, litigation, enforcement, and legislative matters. Our teams have an on-the-ground understanding of legislative and regulatory developments of environmental law at the regional, national, and global level. Latham draws on broad experience to handle all types of complex environmental, resources, occupational health and safety, toxic tort, and product safety issues for clients across industries and around the world.

View the Environment, Land & Resources practice list.

Internationally recognized, Latham’s environmental lawyers are positioned to represent and counsel clients in global environmental matters including transactional, land use, and regulatory approvals, permitting, compliance, agency rulemaking and legislation, enforcement actions, and litigation. Latham represents coalitions, potentially responsible party (PRP) groups, project developers and lenders, multinational corporations, municipalities, and trade associations. The firm has developed particular insights in a broad range of industries, including:

Awards & Rankings


  • Four Latham Lawyers Named Among Top 250 Women in Litigation 2020 - September 02, 2020
  • Firm Recognized by Mississippi Center for Justice - June 22, 2020
  • Latham Among 2019 Firms of the Year - January 12, 2020
  • Latham Named Washington, D.C. 2019 Law Firm of the Year for Environment - June 24, 2019
  • Environmental Finance Honors Latham as Law Firm of the Year - April 02, 2019

Latham is "noted for its counsel on environmental issues affecting corporate transactions, acting for a range of purchasers, sellers, investors, borrowers and lenders," while "former senior US government officials bolster the firm's environmental legislation and regulatory practice."

– Chambers USA 2020


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Media Coverage

Environmental, Social, and Governance Matters: The Rapidly Evolving ESG Reporting LandscapeLaw Firm of the Year: Latham & WatkinsInnovations In Pro Bono: Latham & Watkins


Latham and AFME Develop Roadmap to Help Financial Institutions Embed Sustainable Finance Into Strategy and GovernanceFour Latham Lawyers Named Among Top 250 Women in Litigation 2020Latham & Watkins Advises Underwriters in ZoomInfo Technologies Inc.’s Secondary Offering of Shares of Class A Common Stock

Thought Leadership

Climate Assembly UK Publishes 2050 Net Zero Target RecommendationsEuropean Commission Updates 2030 Climate Target to Cut Emissions by 55%Corporate Sustainability

Webcasts & Podcasts

Podcast – The ABCs of ESG: How Are Companies Going Beyond the Basics?Regulating Land Use During a Housing CrisisWhat's Next for the Carbon Capture Industry After New 45Q Credit Guidance