Covington & Burling LLP enjoys recognition for having one of the most prominent and sought after energy and environmental teams of any leading international law firm.  Our energy and environmental lawyers and policy advisors counsel a wide-range of clients in enforcement, corporate, legislative, regulatory and litigation matters.  Our team includes numerous former government officials that have held leading energy and environmental policy and enforcement positions including: a commissioner of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Chairman of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Chairman of the Council on Environmental Quality,  a Deputy Director of the Office of Environmental Quality, two General Counsels of the Environmental Protection Agency,  a General Counsel of Eris Exchange who previously served as Senior Trial Attorney in the Commodity Futures Trading Commission’s Division of Enforcement, lead negotiator for the United States of the Kyoto Protocol, and Chief Counsel of the House Select Committee on Energy, Independence and Global Warming.

Our energy and natural resources clients include oil and gas exploration and production companies, pipeline and transport companies, electric utilities and independent power producers, mining and mining equipment firms, nuclear developers, a full range of solar, wind and other renewable energy companies, and companies with leading edge technologies in biofuels, electric vehicles and other clean transportation, energy efficiency, demand management and smart grid, and resource management.  We also advise the financial institutions and investors that provide capital to these companies.

Our environmental clients rely on us to provide counsel for legislative advocacy, rulemaking proceedings and challenges to regulations, evaluating, negotiating and resolving environmental issues in business transactions, compliance advice, civil and criminal enforcement proceedings and citizen suits, and private party litigation.  We also advise non-US clients regarding environmental implications of commercial ventures in the United States, and we counsel US-based multinationals about emerging environmental requirements in the EU, Asia and Latin America.

To learn more about our Energy and Environmental Practices please visit the following pages on our website.