May 21, 2019
Taylor Porter Partner and Environmental Practice Leader Anne Crochet was ranked in the nation's top tier, Band 1, in environmental law by clients and the Chambers USA 2019 rankings. Lawyers are ranked as "Leaders in Their Field" and in bands from 1-6, with 1 being the top score. The qualities on which rankings are assessed include technical legal ability, professional conduct, client service, commercial astuteness, diligence, commitment, and other qualities most valued by the client.
The Chambers USA 2019 Directory included about Crochet: "Anne Crochet has an abundance of experience in regulatory compliance, permitting and enforcement action defense. She is also highlighted for her strong environmental litigation practice. She represents energy industry, manufacturers and waste management companies."
The Chambers directory also recognized Taylor Porter's environmental law practice group with the following note: "Respected Baton Rouge-based firm with extensive environmental law expertise, acting for a range of energy, waste management and industrial companies. Handles a broad spectrum of environmental law issues, with substantial experience in regulatory compliance, defending enforcement actions and wider environmental law disputes. Offers notable strengths in class action litigation and defending claims related to groundwater remediation, contamination and oilfield waste. Additionally noted for advising clients on legislative and regulatory developments in the area."
Chambers has surveyed clients and other law firms to rank attorneys globally since 1990. The annual guide of the best law firms and lawyers in business is published by London-based research and ranking organization, Chambers and Partners. Chambers evaluates and ranks attorneys and firms nationally and by state through extensive independent research that includes interviews with firm clients and peer attorneys. Researchers assess technical legal ability, professional conduct, client service, commercial astuteness, diligence, commitment and other qualities most valued by the client.
Crochet represents business and industry by providing environmental regulatory compliance advice, securing environmental permits, defending enforcement actions, and protecting interests through litigation. Crochet counsels generators, manufacturers, recyclers, transporters, owners/operators of treatment, storage and disposal facilities, and a major Superfund site in the areas of air, water, solid and hazardous waste management, and soil and groundwater remediation. She also provides advice in commercial and real estate transactions as to environmental obligations, protections, and permit transfers. Crochet’s practice includes agency adjudicatory actions, injunctive, declaratory relief and damages actions in state and federal district courts, and appellate actions in all forums. She has extensive experience in media relations and crisis management.
Crochet is a contributing author of Louisiana Environmental Compliance, a publication in the West Group Practice Series for Louisiana that annually covers environmental compliance issues across the state. Crochet is admitted to practice in all Louisiana state courts, all federal district courts within Louisiana, the United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, and the United States Supreme Court.
Louisiana’s Law Firm® founded in 1912 in Baton Rouge, Taylor Porter is one of the oldest, largest and most respected law firms in Louisiana, with a diverse range of local, regional, national and international clients in the most complex transactions and litigation across a variety of industries. As a full-service, general law practice with more than 70 attorneys, Taylor Porter’s capabilities cover the complete spectrum of civil law, including state and federal trial and appellate practice.