We provide strategic, business-focused environmental counsel to leading U.S. and multinational companies that design, source, build, market, and distribute their products worldwide.
Across the global supply chain, from product development to reuse, recycling, or disposal, Beveridge & Diamond lawyers help clients identify, manage, and meet environmental regulatory requirements on a country-by-country basis. Our multi-lingual capabilities include fluency in French, Mandarin Chinese, Portuguese, and Spanish.
We employ our comprehensive capabilities to help companies meet product stewardship goals and achieve supply chain resilience. We know the safeguards that will avoid costly disruptions and let companies make and move their products in a profitable and sustainable manner—safe for workers, consumers, and the environment.
Coupled with our industry knowledge in the chemical, electronics, pharmaceutical, biotechnology, transportation, waste management, and energy sectors, we offer a unique, curated global network of environmental consultants and lawyers to provide local advice on supply chain requirements, as well as insight into potential regulations that will drive operations and compliance programs in the future.
In addition to legal training, our team members hold advanced degrees in chemistry, economics, and international affairs, and include former in-house counsel at major chemical and waste management companies and a former member of the Office of the Legal Adviser at the U.S. Department of State.
We advocate for and help companies and trade associations understand emerging initiatives under international treaties and agreements and position our clients to help shape international environmental requirements and standards that are reflected in national legislation in countries across the globe.
We are one of the leading firms advising global technology companies on environmental issues, representing nearly all of the top information technology companies in the world. We are also a leading firm advising clients on multi-jurisdictional projects in the chemical and pharmaceutical, biotechnology and agriculture, transportation, waste management, and energy sectors. We work with lead environmental lawyers and their teams at companies, including technical compliance staff and general counsel when appropriate.
We also advise major industry trade associations, including the American Chemical Council, the Information Technology Industry Council, and Airlines for America, helping them to steer global environmental issues and decision making.
As virtually no product goes unregulated in today’s economy, we advise manufacturers, importers, distributors, retailers, and end-users in dealing with market pressures concerning the health, safety, and environmental aspects of their products. When litigation arises, we defend clients in civil administrative and criminal agency enforcement actions, citizen suit enforcement defense, and resolving large-scale property damage and personal injury toxic tort claims.
As consumer interest in the environmental footprint rises, and as sustainable business models become increasingly important to corporate leadership, we advise companies on all aspects of sustainable supply chain and product stewardship management, including:
- Material sourcing—timber, conflict minerals, and other minerals, human rights, domestic sourcing
- Manufacturing and importing—product specs, testing, supplier certifications, labor, ozone-depleting substances
- Warehousing and transportation—dangerous goods, packaging, reverse logistics, hazardous materials, workplace safety
- Product compliance—product safety, material restrictions, eco-design, energy efficiency, labeling
- Sale and use—market access, green marketing, warnings, procurement
- Product issues—recalls, right-to-repair, enforcement, litigation
- Reuse and recycling—Extended Producer Responsiblity (EPR) laws, trans-boundary shipments for repair, reuse, and responsible recycling, and circular economy
We also protect clients from competitor claims and ensure compliance with the U.S. Federal Trade Commission and related regulations. Our Proposition 65 practice regularly advises clients in California, and worldwide, on compliance questions, warning requirements, and advocacy.