Environmental Torts and Public Nuisance Litigation
For more than four decades, our lawyers have represented companies in highly sophisticated toxic tort, climate change, chemical exposure and products liability matters. We have extensive experience taking environmental mass tort cases, including class actions in dozens of states, successfully through trial to verdict and through the appellate process.
Our lawyers have been at the forefront in case-shortening and case management techniques and expert challenges long before Daubert was decided by the U.S. Supreme Court. Clients appreciate our ability to solve seemingly intractable problems through novel approaches utilizing Lone Pine orders, value protection programs, mandatory classes and innovative settlement structures. In addition, we help clients manage emergency situations where rapid response, strategic insight and litigation know-how are critical.
Strong leadership on behalf of our clients in environmental and public nuisance litigation has earned the firm acknowledgment from many industry publications. This includes the U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” Survey, in which Sidley was named “Law Firm of the Year” in the Environmental Law category for 2017 and in which we received first-tier rankings nationally in the categories of Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions – Defendants, Litigation – Environmental and Environmental Law for 2018. Sidley also received Band One designations nationally in the categories of Environment and Product Liability & Mass Torts in Chambers USA 2018, with the publication citing our “[p]roven ability in a range of…toxic tort cases, including matters with a cross-border element.”