Recent Significant Representations:

Sustainability, Climate Change, Responsible Business, and ESG
  • Represents a sovereign country in negotiations under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change
  • Advised a private equity firm on ESG considerations and risks related to the acquisition of an infrastructure monitoring technology company
  • Represents an environmental nonprofit in the creation of a nature reserve in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and the sale of internationally tradable carbon credits generated by the reserve
  • Represented an energy commodities company in an enforcement matter related to California's cap-and-trade market, helping to reverse a decision to expel the company from the market
  • Advised telecommunications-solutions company on San Francisco's antidiscrimination ordinance with respect to contract bidding process
Environmental Law
  • Advises multiple manufacturers and importers of FIFRA-regulated products and devices at every stage from preregistration to going to market
  • Assisted a major appliance manufacturer in avoiding penalties in a record-setting FIFRA enforcement action relating to allegedly mislabeled shipments
  • Advised a major glass packaging manufacturer in a regulatory enforcement action alleging violations of RCRA's sham recycling rule
  • Advised electronics component manufacturer in responding to regulatory inquiries related to EPA designation of an industry-essential chemical as a high-priority substance under TSCA
  • Advises a leading global provider of innovative supply chain solutions on environmental, health, and safety regulatory issues in the occupational setting
  • Represented beverage bottler in obtaining settlement and dismissal of criminal complaint alleging violations of RCRA
Other Litigation and Disputes
  • Defended a global transportation firm in action raising novel theories, and obtained dismissal of all claims
  • Represented individuals affiliated with the licensed gaming industry in overturning a state-law ban on political contributions on First Amendment grounds, obtaining summary judgment in federal district court and affirmance on appeal
  • Represents major workers' compensation insurer in defense of multiple ongoing law suits and regulatory actions