Practice/Industry Group Overview
Jones Day's lawyers have been involved in some of the most high-profile and precedent-setting environmental matters in the history of environmental law, including the emerging area of climate change.
Many of our lawyers have practiced environmental, health, and safety law since its inception in the early 1970s, and several have served in federal agencies, including the EPA and the Department of Justice.
Forty environmental lawyers in offices throughout the world work as an integrated team with 50 other Jones Day lawyers who focus on related areas, such as real estate and property, toxic tort, insurance coverage litigation, and OSHA counseling and trial practice.
Our lawyers help clients evaluate the regulatory, liability, and workplace safety and health issues that could affect business transactions; comply with regulations, including those governing climate change and emissions; handle complex and costly environmental litigation; pursue alternative methods of dispute resolution; and structure creative settlements.
Articles Authored by Lawyers at this office:
California's Green Chemistry Regulations Formally Adopted and Approved
Thomas M. Donnelly,Charles M. Hungerford, September 19, 2013
On August 28, the California Office of Administrative Law approved the "Safer Chemical Products" regulations developed by the California Department of Toxic Substances Control ("DTSC"). The regulations will take effect on October 1.
Mexico Strengthens its Climate Change Strategy
Mauricio Llamas, August 05, 2013
On June 3, 2013, Mexico’s Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources ("SEMARNAT") published in the Official Gazette of the Federation the National Climate Change Strategy (the "Strategy"), which constitutes the country’s main national policy instrument for its...
Absolute Pollution Exclusions Aren’t Always Absolute
Daven G. Lowhurst, June 27, 2013
A recent decision by the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals confirms that when it comes to coverage for environmental contamination claims, the so-called “absolute” pollution exclusion aren’t always absolute. (The Doe Run Resources Corp. v. Lexington Ins. Co., 2013 BL 155849 (8th...
Enactment of the Federal Law on Environmental Liability in Mexico
Antonio Gonzalez,Mauricio Llamas, June 18, 2013
On June 7, 2013, the Federal Executive Branch of Mexico published the Federal Law on Environmental Liability (the "Environmental Liability Law" or the "Law") in the Official Gazette of the Federation. It also published the amendment and modification of related provisions...
EPA Issues New Vapor Intrusion Guidance
Heidi Hughes Bumpers,Kevin P. Holewinski,Nancy MacKimm,John A. Rego,Charles T. Wehland, May 01, 2013
On April 16, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency ("EPA") released two new draft vapor intrusion guidance documents for public comment. The new guidance replaces EPA's draft 2002 policy and sets out significantly expanded investigation and remediation requirements.