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Energy & Environmental Law

Gibbs Giden provides a full suite of legal services to the energy sector and comprehensive representation on a wide range of environmental and toxic tort issues.


Gibbs Giden attorneys provide a range of services to clients with respect to energy related matters in the areas of complex litigation, government enforcement, infrastructure development and operation, and compliance with government rules and regulations.

For players in the energy sector, our extensive experience across a wide range of legal disciplines allows us to assist with every issue and challenge faced by energy companies as well as their investors, sponsors and insurers. We advise clients on project development, structuring, finance, and construction to facilitate the successful completion and operation of electric, oil and gas, nuclear, and renewable energy projects throughout California and Nevada.

Our administrative law and litigation experience fuels our success when regulatory enforcement actions or disputes arise. We represent clients in regulatory matters at both the state and federal levels, including before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), other federal agencies with jurisdiction over energy matters, and state utility commissions. Additionally, our litigators aggressively protect our clients’ interests in:

  • Civil and criminal enforcement proceedings
  • Engineering, Procurement, and Construction Contracts
  • Power Generation and Distribution Projects
  • Private cost-recovery actions
  • Toxic tort claims
  • Superfund actions
  • Insurance coverage disputes
  • Internal and government investigations
  • Market manipulation claims
  • Energy Retrofits, Reporting, and Green Leasing

Environmental Law

In the environmental arena, our attorneys have engaged in asbestos abatement, toxic contamination and related insurance coverage disputes. Gibbs Giden real estate and environmental litigators work closely with clients to craft litigation plans tailored to fit the unique circumstances of each particular matter. Where appropriate, our attorneys utilize various alternative dispute resolution measures, consistent with the firm’s philosophy of obtaining the best possible results for clients in the most cost-effective manner.

Our toxic tort and environmental attorneys serve clients in litigation matters in the areas of:

  • Permitting
  • Enforcement defense
  • Insurance coverage disputes
  • Toxic torts
  • CERCLA claims
  • Clean Water Act and Clean Air Act actions
  • RCRA hazardous waste litigation
  • PCB contamination
  • Asbestos and mesothelioma claims

In crafting and executing defense strategies in environmental and toxic tort matters, our lawyers integrate their legal talents with the expertise of a wide range of highly credentialed professionals. We have a robust network of consulting physicians, neuropsychologists, toxicologists, environmental engineers, and other experts who contribute to the preparation of the best possible defense. As toxic tort litigation often involves multiple defendants relying on the same causation, medical, or other defenses, we work closely and seamlessly with other counsel in joint defense groups where appropriate and necessary to advance our clients’ interests.

When appropriate, our attorneys utilize various alternative dispute resolution techniques to resolve disputes efficiently and minimize disruption and expense.

Our commitment to our clients includes providing periodical educational content and seminars and materials to keep them informed about of the latest legal developments at the state and federal level. For businesses and insurers facing environmental and toxic tort issues, Gibbs Giden’s attorneys provide trusted, experienced representation they can rely on before, during, and after any such issues arise.

Discuss Your Energy or Environmental Matters With Our Attorneys Today

To learn more about Gibbs Giden’s energy and environmental law practice, please call our Los Angeles office at 310-552-3400, our Westlake office at 805-261-1777, our Irvine office at 949-287-8044, or our Las Vegas office at 702-836-9800, or contact us online. We look forward to assisting you.