Bracewell LLP's environmental attorneys worked on several major deals and scored key litigation wins this year, including defeating efforts to halt construction on the Permian Highway Pipeline natural gas project in Texas, earning the firm a spot among Law360's 2020 Environmental Groups of the Year.
The firm's core environmental group includes four partners and three associates in Washington, DC, and five partners and an associate in the firm's Texas offices, while many more across the firm make significant contributions on environmental and natural resources issues, according to Jason Hutt, the chair of the firm's environmental strategies group. T
The firm's "fully integrated environmental platform" helps clients tackle anything that might arise on a project, he said.
"Many of the environmental and natural resources problems our clients are challenged with have a regulatory facet to it, and a policy facet to it, and in many cases a strategic communications facet to it," Hutt said. "So they're having to address the reputational consequences of what they're trying to achieve, whether that's building a piece of infrastructure, handling an industrial incident, or having an influence on policy considerations in Washington that impact their businesses."
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