Watanabe Nason is pleased to announce the representation and placement of Nicholas (Nico) W. van Aelstyn with Sheppard, Mullin in San Francisco. Mr .Van Aelstyn joins from Beveridge & Diamond, where he co-chaired the Climate Change and the Environmental practice groups.
Mr. Van Aelstyn has more than 25 years of environmental counseling and litigation experience. His environmental counseling practice focuses on climate change, renewable energy development, sustainability, Brownfields redevelopment, regulatory and transactional matters.
Mr. Van Aelstyn’s environmental litigation practice focuses on cost recovery actions, regulatory enforcement actions, challenges to regulations, and representation of PRPs and PRP groups (as common counsel) at Superfund sites. He has particular expertise with CERCLA sediment sites. His litigation experience also encompasses intellectual property, commercial, real estate, and appellate litigation matters. Van Aelstyn has handled matters in state and federal courts across the country, including the U.S. Supreme Court, as well as various administrative fora.