THE FIRM This Portland giant has an impressively large and rounded environmental team to match its all-around stature in this part of the world. The team helps clients in the forest product, energy production, infrastructure, manufacturing and extractive industries with matters as diverse as air and water quality, endangered species requirements and environmental insurance claims. Clients include Columbia Biogas and El Paso.
Sources say: "Expectations are more than met - their work is excellent."
KEY INDIVIDUALS Thomas Wood is described as "confident and effective, however seemingly intractable the problem." He is a celebrated expert on matters surrounding air quality and relevant permitting.
Mark Morford is recognized for his "deep understanding of environmental law and regulatory compliance." His practice takes in compliance advice on air and water quality, contaminated site cleanup and defense in environmental crime investigations.
Joan Snyder, as a "great litigator with a background as a chemist," is much vaunted in her work defending environmental damage claims and advising on compliance issues and the environmental implications of transactions.
Michael Campbell's work is primarily concerned with water quality law and helping his clients stay on the right side of it. Many of his clients operate in the forest products, energy and manufacturing sectors.
David Filippi's practice has a strong emphasis on water rights and quality, the law concerning fish and aquatic wildlife preservation, and hydroelectric facility relicensing and permitting.
Barbara Craig is cited by sources as "an endangered species expert - superb." She is currently handling the environmental permitting for El Paso's Ruby Pipeline.