Term: 2014 —2017
Daniella Landers is a partner with Sutherland Asbill & Brennan in Houston. She focuses her practice on a broad range of environmental compliance, transactional and litigation matters, and currently serves as the Chair of the firm’s Environmental team. She counsels energy companies, manufacturers, industrial facilities, financial institutions, real estate interests and other businesses on complex environmental and related land use issues. Daniella frequently counsels clients on corrective actions, brownfields redevelopment, environmental closures and groundwater remediation as well as assisting in the review and audit of operations to address air, water and waste compliance issues for manufacturing, industrial or waste disposal facilities. She has been seconded by clients as in-house counsel on several occasions to handle environmental issues.
As a member of the firm’s Crisis Management team, Daniella helps clients navigate environmental crises and develop legal response strategies tailored to each specific situation. She handles governmental investigations of environmental matters, environmental enforcement defense, responses to citizen protest actions, cost recovery claims and Superfund litigation.
Daniella received her J.D. from the University of Texas in Austin, her M.P.A. from the University of Southern California, and her B.A. from Purdue University. She is a prolific speaker and writer on environmental and regulatory litigation issues, and has been featured in Law 360 articles and on National Public Radio (KUHF). Daniella serves as an adjunct professor at South Texas College of Law and the University of Houston Law Center.