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As Climate Changes, Large Firms Look at Global-Warming Practice Areas


— October 18, 2006

While scientists ponder how quickly the polar ice cap will become a tropical resort — and California turns the heat up on the auto industry — law firms are starting to wave their green flags.

Soon after California Attorney General Bill Lockyer announced he was suing carmakers over vehicle pollution, and the state passed a new law to limit greenhouse gas emissions, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman announced it was putting together a new climate change and sustainability practice group. And Morrison & Foerster announced an event to discuss the new Global Warming Solutions Act. . . .

[N]either Pillsbury nor MoFo has hired anyone for the new climate groups. But both are earnest about what they call a burgeoning new area and say they’re anticipating client needs by connecting previously disparate disciplines.

Details here from The Recorder via Law.com.


While scientists ponder how quickly the polar ice cap will become a tropical resort — and California turns the heat up on the auto industry — law firms are starting to wave their green flags.

Soon after California Attorney General Bill Lockyer announced he was suing carmakers over vehicle pollution, and the state passed a new law to limit greenhouse gas emissions, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman announced it was putting together a new climate change and sustainability practice group. And Morrison & Foerster announced an event to discuss the new Global Warming Solutions Act. . . .

[N]either Pillsbury nor MoFo has hired anyone for the new climate groups. But both are earnest about what they call a burgeoning new area and say they’re anticipating client needs by connecting previously disparate disciplines.

Details here from The Recorder via Law.com.

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