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.

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:

Providing Multi-faceted Advice

Clients turn to Latham for counsel and representation to navigate every kind of environmental issue, including:

Awards & Rankings


  • Four Partners Receive 2017 MVP Recognition From Law360 - December 10, 2017
  • Latham Recognized Again for Client Service Prowess - November 29, 2017
  • Latham Honored at the National Law Journal’s Professional Excellence Awards - November 12, 2017
  • Environment, Land & Resources Partner Named a 2017 Washington, D.C. “Rising Star” - August 29, 2017
  • Los Angeles Partners Honored as Influential Leaders - July 30, 2017

Lawyers are described as “exceptionally smart, experienced, hard-working and responsive, with good instincts and great working relationships with government leaders and staffers.”

– Chambers USA 2017


CEQA Developments: How New Proposed Regulations and Streamlined Legislation Will Impact California Projects – WebcastWebcast – Air & Climate Forecast: Ozone Regulation Under the New AdministrationEnvironmental Law Institute's 12th Western Boot Camp

Media Coverage

Environmental MVP: Latham's George MihlstenD.C.'s Rising Stars: Stacey VanBelleghemRising Star: Latham's DJ Moore


Brussels Office Hosts EU Policy Brief with Miguel Arias Cañete, European Commissioner for Climate Action and EnergyFour Partners Receive 2017 MVP Recognition From Law360Firm Launches Environment, Land & Resources Blog

Thought Leadership

EU Commissioner on Opportunities for Financing New EconomyFrance’s Prime Minister Further Advances New Regulation Simplification PolicyChina’s Ban on Waste Imports Upending Global Recycling Market

Webcasts & Podcasts

The Dunes Sagebrush Lizard and Endangered Species Act: Implications for the PermianEPA Takes First Step In Reversal of Clean Power PlanNew Frontiers in Renewable Energy