Our natural resources litigation practice represents businesses in every aspect of natural resources litigation. Our client-focused approach prioritizes developing strategies for conserving and enhancing our clients’ financial well-being. Our experience includes one-time, bet-the-company litigation that can threaten the existence of an entity, whether its assets are in minerals, oil and gas, or other finite renewable and nonrenewable resources. We also provide defense of claims related to personal injury or property damage associated with the operations of companies working to extract such resources.
One of our most notable matters in this area of environmental law was the defense of two clients involved in the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. In this case, we handled multiple lawsuits in several jurisdictions that were ultimately combined in multidistrict litigation.
We have represented coal companies in multiple matters involving competing claims to mineral rights or the property rights providing for coal mining. These matters include attempts by the state, local municipalities, pipeline companies, and others to prevent mining or to claim royalty interests.