Practice Group leader for Taylor Porter’s Environmental Regulation and Litigation team, Anne Crochet represents business and industry by providing environmental regulatory compliance advice, securing environmental permits, defending enforcement actions, and protecting interests through litigation.
Ms. 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. She has experience defending citizens suits, zoning challenges, and third party actions against industrial facilities.
Ms. 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.
Ms. Crochet was selected by her peers as "Environmental Litigation Lawyer of the Year in Baton Rouge" in the Best Lawyers in America® 2020 and 2023 rankings. This was the third time Ms. Crochet has received the top honor in addition to her 2014 selection. “Lawyer of the Year” recognitions are awarded to individual attorneys with the highest overall peer feedback for a specific practice area and geographic location. Ms. Crochet is also ranked by clients among Chambers USA "Leaders in their Field" and among Louisiana Super Lawyers in "Environmental Law".
Ms. 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.
Ms. 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.
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