Latham’s Environment, Land & Resources lawyers advise clients worldwide on the environmental aspects of transactions and project development as well as environment-related administrative proceedings, litigation, enforcement, and legislative matters. As one of the largest environmental practices in the world Latham can provide clients seamless and comprehensive insight and experience on almost any environment-related matter around the world, from traditional compliance issues to cutting-edge green finance and climate-related trading mechanisms. With a sophisticated understanding of legislative and regulatory developments and the interplay of regional, national, and global environmental law, Latham understands the risks and opportunities businesses face.
Internationally recognized, Latham’s environmental lawyers regularly 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.
Paul Davies is a partner in the London office of Latham & Watkins and is a member of the firm’s Corporate Department and Africa Practice. Paul’s practice focuses on advising on the environmental aspects of corporate transactions, in addition to a wide variety of other work, including the management of contaminated land, the insurance of environmental risk, climate change, health and safety, asbestos and waste management issues.
Arthur Foerster’s practice focuses on environmental law and litigation at both the trial and appellate level. In particular, Mr. Foerster is experienced in litigating environmental matters involving toxic torts, The Clean Air Act, contaminated sites, citizen suits and other federal/state environmental statutes and regulations. His experience also includes litigating matters involving product liability, insurance coverage, industrial accidents and complex business contract and tort disputes. He also has substantial experience in environmental enforcement defense, permitting and transactional counseling.
Christopher Garrett is a partner in the San Diego office of Latham & Watkins and has practiced law with the firm since 1981. His practice centers on environmental law, municipal law, and land use law throughout California and the Western United States. His areas of expertise include federal, state, and local regulation of air pollution, water quality, hazardous waste, solid waste, wetlands protection, endangered species preservation, and other environmental and land use laws, including municipal law, public finance, and government contracts requirements.
Stacey VanBelleghem is a partner in the Washington, D.C. office of Latham & Watkins and a member of the Environment, Land & Resources Department. Ms. VanBelleghem represents clients in a variety of industry sectors on major project infrastructure and development, administrative petitions and rulemaking, and litigation under federal environmental law. She has particular expertise in the Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, Endangered Species Act, Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act, National Environmental Policy Act, the National Historic Preservation Act, and American Indian law.