Sidley Austin LLP is a premier law firm. With more than 2,000 lawyers and more than 40 focused practice groups worldwide, we provide best-in-class legal services to meet the needs of executive leaders and counsel. We represent sophisticated companies, organizations and investment groups, as well as governments and government-related entities.
Our Environmental practice consists of more than 30 lawyers in offices worldwide who are recognized for their success in handling the most complicated matters in environmental and natural resources laws. Our advice ranges from consultation on day-to-day questions concerning compliance with the myriad of regulations to assisting clients with emergencies raised by spills, accidents, and similar situations.
We also counsel businesses that produce and distribute pesticides and pesticide devices on a variety of requirements under FIFRA, including registration, labeling, import/export requirements and pesticide applicator certification requirements (including worker-protection standards). We have defended FIFRA enforcement actions and matters arising under all other major statutes, including state equivalents. Our experience includes developing and litigating FIFRA cases at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and negotiating with the EPA and customs officials regarding imported pesticide products and devices denied entry at U.S. ports. We maintain close contacts with key enforcement officials in the EPA’s Office of Civil Enforcement, as well as with key European Commission officials. The Sidley team includes former senior enforcement officials from the EPA and the Department of Justice.