Our team members believe that proper management of environmental regulatory requirements and risk prevention are the best defenses to potential legal liability. We recognize that litigation is an unwelcome burden for companies and their employees, and before engaging in litigation, we will explore more cost-effective options, such as negotiation or alternative dispute resolution. But when litigation or regulatory enforcement actions cannot be avoided, our team members are well-prepared to provide both criminal and civil litigation services for our clients.
Members of our practice group and Godfrey & Kahn's Litigation Practice Group have represented companies and individuals in dozens of state and federal civil enforcement matters and civil litigation. In addition, we have worked in close coordination with members of Godfrey & Kahn's White Collar Defense & Investigations Practice Group to provide criminal defense services for clients accused of criminal violations of environmental laws.
Godfrey & Kahn has long recognized the unique skills required of a successful appellate practice and have many attorneys across the firm with significant relevant experience, including matters involving both environment and energy. We've handled cases before state agencies and in the trial courts, as well as those in which we specifically were hired to handle the appeal.