Bloomberg Law
Feb. 25, 2021, 10:46 AM

They’ve Got Next: Five Fresh Faces to Know in Environmental Law

Lisa Helem
Lisa Helem
Executive Editor

Want to forecast the future of law? Focus on young lawyers.

In our series “They’ve Got Next,” we’re doing just that — highlighting young lawyers who are leading the way in practice areas ranging from labor & employment to intellectual property to tax. In our fifth installment, we spotlight five young lawyers to know in the world of environmental law: Lauren Daniel of Arnold & Porter; Martha Thomsen of Baker Botts; Cecilia Segal of the Natural Resources Defense Council; Gus Winkes of Beveridge & Diamond; and Yardena Zwang-Weissman of Morgan, Lewis & Bockius.

These attorneys have held key roles in the court battles over the Keystone XL pipeline, from presenting oral arguments, to serving as a lead brief author. They’ve been part of the trial team that won a court award of more than $20M in cleanup costs from the federal government to Exxon related to oil refineries in Texas and Louisiana. And they’ve represented Honeywell International Inc. in key environmental cleanup disputes, among other key client matters. What they don’t do is shy away from matters where the stakes are high.

“I love those high-pressure environments, so it’s a good space for me,” Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer senior associate Lauren Daniel told Bloomberg Law’s Ellen M. Gilmer, who worked on this project with Maya Earls.

Check out the stories of “They’ve Got Next: Five Fresh Faces to Know in Environmental Law” below. You’ll find each piece by clicking on the lawyers’ names. Then circle back in March for our next series installment featuring fresh faces in appellate law.

Lauren Daniel of Arnold & Porter
Martha Thomsen of Baker Botts
Cecilia Segal of the Natural Resources Defense Council
Gus Winkes of Beveridge & Diamond
Yardena Zwang-Weissman of Morgan, Lewis & Bockius

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