Area of focus

Environmental Litigation

We represent clients in litigation matters governed by the environmental laws in courts and before agencies across the United States involving:

  • Civil and criminal enforcement actions
  • Cost recovery and contribution actions
  • Rulemaking challenges
  • Toxic torts
  • Citizens suits
  • Permit appeals
  • Water...

Representative experience

Represented Hyundai Motor Company in largest ever Clean Air Act mobile source enforcement action regarding the company’s fuel economy mileage estimates and greenhouse gas emissions.

Successfully challenged the U.S. government’s Endangered Species Act listing of the lesser prairie chicken on behalf of the oil and gas industry.

Representing Lockheed Martin in connection with claims for contribution of approximately US$380m in claimed costs of investigating and cleaning up contamination at US Air Force bases.

Defended class action and 11 non-class lawsuits involving 1,000 claimants, settled three state enforcement actions, and defended separate cost recovery and contribution actions involving PCE contamination.

Publications

The legal designation of ecologically important areas Engineering News

During March 2017 the Supreme Court of Appeal of South Africa handed down a decision ensuring the continued environmental protection of the Makhonjwa Mountains in Mpumalanga (also known as...

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Publications

Class actions now have a general framework in France

After a long procedure, full of unexpected developments, the bill on modernisation of the 21st century justice was eventually adopted by the French National Assembly on...

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Hogan Lovells Publications

The Future of Environmental Law Under a Trump Administration Environmental Alert

The election of Donald Trump as the 45th President of the United States may spur the most significant changes to U.S. environmental laws since the 1970s. While some of those anticipated...

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