Chambers & Partners has compiled its independent and objective list of America's Leading Lawyers for Business based on comments gathered from thousands of interviews with clients and lawyers from Maine to Hawaii. This guide — which is designed to reflect market opinion — contains a view of the firms and attorneys who are considered leaders in their field.
In Chambers' 2008 review of national legal talent in the area of "Climate Change," our Firm and our lawyers are listed among the best in the country.
National Ranking: Tier 2
The Firm: Kirkland & Ellis has established a firm reputation for its skill in litigation, but also enjoys renown for its substantial regulatory practice in the climate change area. With offices spread across the USA, Europe and Asia, the environment team is able to advise clients on the global impact of environmental regulation, while also addressing the local implications in various jurisdictions. The team has handled a slew of matters concerning proposed federal legislation to control carbon dioxide emissions. It recently represented several automakers in litigation challenging California's legislation to cap car emissions. Stuart Drake is renowned for his representation of automobile companies, which he defends in federal and state enforcement actions and agency rulemaking processes.
Reprinted with permission from Chambers USA, America's Leading Lawyers for Business 2008 — www.chambersandpartners.com.