Law360 featured Katten's Environmental practice in an article detailing its selection as one of the publication's "Practice Groups of the Year." Law360 honored practice groups of firms that achieved success for their clients in 2014, sealing big deals and winning high-stakes suits.
Steve Solow, co-head of Katten's Environmental and Workplace Safety practice, attributed the group's success to strategic hires and office openings in recent years. Steve joined the firm in 2009 and Mark Farley in 2013. With these big-name additions to the group, Solow noted that "we had the opportunity to build our practice in the way we really wanted."
Katten's Environmental and Workplace Safety team participated in some of 2014's most consequential cases related to climate change. Law360 noted the team's involvement in a battle over California's carbon fuel emissions standards as well as a US Supreme Court challenge to federal regulators' greenhouse gas rules. The 5-4 Supreme Court decision vindicated Katten's argument that there are other acceptable interpretations of the Clean Air Act besides the EPA's allegedly rigid view of the statute.
Katten's Environmental practice boasts an intimate understanding of litigation, compliance and enforcement issues that affect its clients. Combining in-depth knowledge of environmental regulations and the legislative process with a commitment to understanding client needs and expectations, the group tailors its advice and counsel to each set of circumstances. ("Environmental Group Of The Year: Katten Muchin," January 13, 2015)