Farella Braun + Martel LLP

Environment Department

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What the team is known for Well-respected environmental practice with impressive experience in regulatory and compliance counsel covering a wide range of areas, including product liability, water quality and CERCLA matters, among others. Has a strong litigation team with the capacity to handle mass tort actions, site investigations and Proposition 65 defenses. Regularly engaged by clients in the renewable energy industry to handle matters such as project permitting, environmental review and land use entitlements.

Strengths Clients say the firm "has a truly outstanding environmental and regulatory department."

Work highlights Represented Sanofi and its related entity StarLink Logistics regarding legacy liabilities at a former pesticide formulation facility at 1990 Bay Road, East Palo Alto.

Notable practitioners

Chris Locke
has"years of experience in Superfund matters; in this specialized field he shines above his peers," reports a client. He is particularly noted for his enforcement action defense work as well as his expertise in cost recovery cases.

Robert Hines
handles a broad range of state and federal environmental matters for energy, manufacturing and pharmaceutical companies. He is particularly looked to for compliance advice.