Law firms including Clifford Chance, Linklaters, A&O Shearman, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Kirkland & Ellis, Latham & Watkins and Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison have been named in research as being among the worst offenders for doing fossil fuel related work.

A report compiled by activist group Law Students for Climate Accountability listed the law firms that benefit the most from giving advice in this area. It found that between 2019-2023 the top 100 firms in the world facilitated $2.89 trillion in fossil fuel transactions, engaged in 518 instances of climate-exacerbating representation, and received $32.97 million in compensation for lobbying on behalf of fossil fuel interest.