Environmental Group Of The Year: Sidley Austin

Law360, New York (January 9, 2012, 4:22 PM EST) -- In 2011's landmark climate change victory for power companies, Sidley Austin LLP convinced the U.S. Supreme Court that the Clean Air Act trumped federal common law claims and spared its client American Electric Power Co. Inc. from a nuisance suit over greenhouse gases, earning the firm a spot among Law360's Environmental Groups of 2011.

AEP v. Connecticut, decided in June, was among the biggest climate change cases of the year. Sidley's environmental practice, in conjunction with appellate partner Peter Keisler, argued that the question of how...
To view the full article, register now.