BSW has a seasoned team of lawyers, with almost 100 years of combined experience, that guide clients through ever-changing legal, policy, and political trends in environmental law and regulation. Our team has former regulatory officials and attorneys who maintain strong relationships with the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality, the Louisiana Department of Natural Resources, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the U.S. Department of Justice, and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. With our deep knowledge and hands-on experience, we assist clients with complying with applicable state and federal regulations. We also assist clients with permitting, compliance, due diligence, civil and criminal investigations, environmental site assessments, expansions, and land use. Our team has significant experience with the Clean Air Act, the Clean Water Act, the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), the Endangered Species Act, and the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA), and all parallel state regulations and statutes.
We have an experienced litigation team that handles administrative and civil matters. Our background and experience include the following:
- Brownfield/Greenfield Facility Siting
- Class Actions
- Citizen Suits
- Cost recovery
- Insurance Recovery Disputes
- Enforcement (civil and criminal)
- Natural Resources Damages Liability
- Toxic torts
We represent a range of clients, both large and small, from individuals to Fortune 500 corporations, governmental entities, and non-profit institutions. Our clients vary across industries, including chemical manufacturers, exploration and production companies, oil and gas companies, and municipalities.