Climate change is a growing market and profitable, too. Look at some of the 'heavy-hitter' law firms that have joined the bandwagon of climate change recently, i.e. Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton. These lawyers have become some of the best paid environmentalists in the enviro-world!
Is this the new 'Green Collar?'
Hourly rates for some of the climate-change partners at the biggest law firms could go between low $500 to $700 per hour, according to Bloomberg.
Twenty of the 100 highest-grossing U.S. law firms have started practices advising companies on climate change, according to a Bloomberg survey of the firms' Web sites. The attorneys help clients finance clean-energy projects and lobby Congress, typically billing $500 to $700 an hour.
With more interest growing by leaps-and-bounds in the clean energy world, expect to see more law firms to jump the bandwagon of climate change, er.. lobbying for the sake of global warming.