NEW YORK, New York, May 9, 2007 – LAWFUEL – Law Jobs & Law Newswire – The international law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP is pleased to announce the formation of its Climate Change Task Force. Formed by the firm as part of the Energy Group, the Climate Change Task Force is a multidisciplinary practice group designed to coordinate the various practice areas applicable to greenhouse gas emissions, carbon credit trading, alternative fuel sources, sustainable development and other climate change-related practices.
The growing task force draws from the experience of approximately 65 members across nearly every practice area and geographic location within Greenberg Traurig, thus highlighting the group’s intent to focus the firm’s efforts on addressing climate change issues on an integrated, firm-wide and international basis.
The task force represents clients from an array of industries in connection with the increasingly complex climate change issues associated with energy, industrial and natural resource projects. Members of the task force bring together a wide range of relevant experience in development, acquisition, trade and financing; international, federal and state regulatory compliance and permitting issues; administrative agency and legislative advocacy; environmental permitting and compliance; tax and securities law; intellectual property; and litigation and dispute resolution. Many members of the task force have served as political appointees responsible for crafting air quality legislation.
For various reasons, a number of states and regional entities have begun to regulate greenhouse gas emissions. Greenberg Traurig’s Climate Change Task Force helps clients track and respond to the rapid developments in state laws and regulations, as well as the requirements of regional climate change schemes and evolving federal requirements and voluntary programs. Greenberg Traurig also tracks legislation and represents clients participating in international programs.
“Climate change is recognized as one of the most pressing issues affecting the global economy, and it is raising a myriad of unique legal issues. Greenberg Traurig’s resources and international platform makes the firm uniquely qualified to address these new legal challenges,” said Stephen Jones, Chair of the Climate Change Task Force.
About Greenberg Traurig, LLP
Greenberg Traurig, LLP is an international, full-service law firm with 1,600 attorneys and governmental affairs professionals in the U.S., Europe and Asia. The firm is ranked seventh on The American Lawyer’s Am Law 100 listing of the largest law firms in the U.S., based on number of lawyers.
Greenberg Traurig serves clients from offices in: Albany, NY; Amsterdam, The Netherlands; Atlanta, GA; Boca Raton, FL; Boston, MA; Chicago, IL; Dallas, TX; Denver, CO; Fort Lauderdale, FL; Houston, TX; Las Vegas, NV; Los Angeles, CA; Miami, FL; Morristown, NJ; New York, NY; Orange County, CA; Orlando, FL; Philadelphia, PA; Phoenix, AZ; Sacramento, CA; Silicon Valley, CA; Tallahassee, FL; Tampa Bay, FL; Tokyo, Japan; Tysons Corner, VA; Washington, D.C.; West Palm Beach, FL; Wilmington, DE; and Zurich, Switzerland. Additionally, the firm has strategic alliances with the following independent law firms: Olswang, London and Brussels; Studio Santa Maria, Milan and Rome; and Hayabusa Asuka Law Offices in Tokyo.
For additional information, please visit the firm’s Web site at www.gtlaw.com.