Press Release

Four Haynes Boone Environmental Lawyers Featured in Lawdragon Green 500

February 06, 2024

Four Haynes and Boone, LLP lawyers are featured in the Lawdragon Green 500 directory of 2024 standout environmental lawyers in the United States.

Lawdragon selected the 500 honorees through submissions, journalistic research, and editorial vetting from a board of the honorees’ peers.

Lawdragon said this year’s group is an “amazing collection of attorneys, ranging from wolf advocates, to sustainable finance leaders, experts in greenwashing claims and regulatory gurus who help businesses navigate environmental regulations to successfully develop projects.” 

The following lawyers were included this year:

Partner John Fognani – Environmental Law and Natural Resources

John has practiced as a natural resources and environmental attorney with broad experience in natural resources, environmental and real property law, including permitting, counseling and compliance issues, and numerous complex transactions. He has litigated matters involving natural resources and environmental matters.

Partner Mary Mendoza – Environmental Law and Litigation

Mary is a trusted advisor to companies in finding solutions to their environmental issues. Whether the issue is environmental litigation, enforcement actions, day-to-day compliance, site cleanup or toxic tort litigation, Mary helps clients successfully navigate the complex area of environmental law. Mary brings this practical knowledge of environmental law to corporate, real estate and other transactions, to assist clients in identifying environmental risks and manage those risks to a successful conclusion.

Senior Counsel Jeff Civins – Environmental Law and Energy

Now in his fifth decade of practice, Jeff continues to enjoy helping clients find pragmatic solutions to tough problems involving all aspects of environmental law, including counseling them on regulatory issues, helping them manage environmental risks in business transactions, and advocating on their behalf before agencies and courts.

Senior Counsel John Eldridge – Environmental Law and Litigation

John has over 40 years of experience in environmental litigation, transactions and regulatory practice, with an emphasis on Superfund, property contamination issues and environmental indemnities. He has argued several CERCLA appeals before the Fifth Circuit and tried cases in various courts.

The Haynes Boone Environmental Practice Group takes a hands-on approach to environmental law, often working on site with clients at their refineries, chemical plants or manufacturing facilities. The group knows how to close deals, negotiate with government regulatory agencies and litigate. The environmental community in general – and regulatory agencies in particular – respect the group’s reputation for high-quality work, its credibility, professional contributions to the practice of environmental law, and the caliber of the clients the lawyers represent.