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


  • Latham Named US Law Firm of the Year - October 01, 2020
  • 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

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


NACW Virtual Series WebinarWebcast – What's Next for the Carbon Capture Industry After New 45Q Credit Guidance Webcast – California's 100% Zero Carbon Future: How SB 100 and EO B-55-18 Will Impact Businesses and Projects

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 & Watkins Advises RMG Acquisition Corp. SPAC in Merger with Romeo Power Technology to Create a Combined Company with a Value in Excess of $1.33 BillionLatham Named US Law Firm of the YearLatham and AFME Develop Roadmap to Help Financial Institutions Embed Sustainable Finance Into Strategy and Governance

Thought Leadership

The EU’s 2021 Work Programme Features Green and Sustainable Initiatives French Development Agency Unveils New SDG Bond FrameworkEU Commission to Adopt a Regulation on Batteries, Energy Storage, and Electric Vehicle Batteries

Webcasts & Podcasts

Equator Principles 4: Are You Prepared?Podcast – The ABCs of ESG: How Are Companies Going Beyond the Basics?Regulating Land Use During a Housing Crisis