Partner, White & Case
Taylor Pullins is a partner in the Global Environmental Practice and the Global Mergers & Acquisitions Practice in the Houston office of White & Case. Taylor represents clients, particularly in the energy industry, in a broad range of environmental, health and safety (EHS), environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) and energy transition matters. He also leads the Firm's Global ESG & Sustainability Interest Group.
Taylor's transactional practice involves the drafting and negotiating of environmental terms and indemnity provisions in complex business transactions, including mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, project financings and security offerings. He has significant experience counseling clients on environmental permitting, enforcement defense matters, environmental litigation, internal investigations, and a broad range of environmental/regulatory matters affecting his clients' operations. In addition, Taylor assists clients on complex policy and business decisions relating to evolving regulatory and societal expectations around climate change and other ESG matters.
Prior to White & Case, Taylor served as Managing Counsel, Director of Sustainability, and Assistant Corporate Secretary at Noble Energy where he led EHS and regulatory legal matters across the company's portfolio of domestic and international energy assets. In that role, he counseled clients through complex regulatory challenges, remedial and environmental enforcement matters, environmental litigation, and the resolution of environmental liabilities encountered in transactions. Taylor also led Noble Energy's sustainability efforts, including climate and sustainability reporting.