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


  • Oil & Gas Team Honored by Chambers USA - June 04, 2018
  • LA Partner Named an Outstanding Young Lawyer - May 31, 2018
  • Global Chair Named NLJ Energy & Environmental Trailblazer - March 08, 2018
  • Four Partners Receive 2017 MVP Recognition From Law360 - December 10, 2017
  • Latham Recognized Again for Client Service Prowess - November 29, 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


Water Management in Oil and Gas Production: Market Drivers and Legal Issues – WebcastWebcast – Air & Climate Forecast: Ozone Regulation Under the New AdministrationEnvironmental Law Institute's 12th Western Boot Camp

Media Coverage

Down but Not Out—Big Cases With Big ReversalsSupreme Court Backs Fla. In Water Fight With Ga. Split Water Wars Ruling Ensures Decadeslong Battle Is Far From Over


Latham & Watkins Advises Cotiviti Holdings in $4.9 Billion Acquisition by Verscend Oil & Gas Team Honored by Chambers USALA Partner Named an Outstanding Young Lawyer

Thought Leadership

China Announces Control Standard for Soil Contamination Green Finance Institute to Launch in London Changes Ahead? How a Changing Regulatory Landscape Will Impact New Development and Infrastructure Projects in California

Webcasts & Podcasts

Water Management in Oil and Gas Production: Market Drivers and Legal IssuesNew Trump Administration Policies on Environmental Enforcement, Settlements, and Clean Air Act ImplementationCEQA Developments: How New Proposed Regulations and Streamlined Legislation Will Impact California Projects