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Lauren Daniel Featured by Bloomberg Law as a 'Fresh Face to Know in Environmental Law'

February 25, 2021

Bloomberg Law featured Arnold & Porter senior associate Lauren Daniel as an "Environmental Law Fresh Face" in the most recent installment of its "They've Got Next" series, which highlights "young lawyers who are leading the way" in their respective practice areas. The commended environmental lawyers were selected for their work in key roles on high-stakes environmental matters.

Bloomberg Law noted that Ms. Daniel "thrives in the high-pressure environments of trial and mediation," evidenced by her role on BP's trial team in the Deepwater Horizon litigation and in negotiating the related settlement of various claims related to the incident. The article notes that Ms. Daniel developed the unique legal theory for dismissal of a monetary damage claim challenging Honeywell International Inc.'s $451 million environmental remediation of Onondaga Lake, and highlights her ability to steer through a "sprawling toxic tort landscape" for various clients.

Ms. Daniel told Bloomberg Law she was attracted to the field of environmental law because it's "constantly evolving" and requires her to encounter complex issues at the intersection of law and science. For instance, Ms. Daniel projected that claims related to alleged contamination from per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) will "continue to be at the forefront of changes in environmental law" and that she finds this area particularly interesting because the science is still developing, creating novel evidentiary issues related to standards proof and expert testimony.

Brian Israel, chair of the firm's Environmental practice group, told Bloomberg Law that Daniel is an "emerging leader" who "possesses superb litigation skills, deep substantive expertise, and unwavering dedication to the firm and the firm's clients."

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