Outside the Office

Ever since he was an English major at UCLA, Don’s favorite downtime activity has been to curl up on the sofa with a novel, play, or book of poetry, preferably while listening to some good music (favorites run from John Coltrane to J.S. Bach to The Smiths).  He also spends far too much time indulging his passion for cinema, particularly classic Hollywood movies and foreign films.

Don and his wife live in the Pacific Heights neighborhood of San Francisco, where they enjoy frequenting the many excellent local restaurants and running to the Golden Gate Bridge and back (the latter being necessary due to the frequent meals).  They are Medallion Society members with San Francisco Opera, and they always spend one week each year in Paris – the City of Lights being the only place they like as much (okay, maybe more) than the City by the Bay.

Firm Highlights

News

Farella Braun + Martel Attorneys Named to 2020 Northern California Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

Forty-one Farella Braun + Martel attorneys across practice areas were named to the Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists of top attorneys in Northern California for 2020. Farella attorneys named among 2020 Northern California...

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Publication

Major Supreme Court Ruling Expands Reach of Clean Water Act NPDES Permitting to Certain Discharges to Groundwater

In a landmark ruling, the United States Supreme Court has held that, under section 301 of the federal Clean Water Act (CWA), a discharge of pollutants from a point source to groundwater is subject...

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Event

LSI’s 13th Annual Santa Fe Conference on Litigating Natural Resource Damages

Don Sobelman will be speaking at LSI’s 13th Annual Santa Fe Conference on Litigating Natural Resource Damages live webinar, "Common Law Claims for Natural Resource Damages." Details: Marching into the void resulting from lack...

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Publication

Supreme Court Ruling Expands Reach of Clean Water Act NPDES Permitting

Read the article on California Ag Net , here . In April, the United States Supreme Court issued a landmark ruling clarifying the reach of the federal Clean Water Act. The Court decided that a...

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Publication

New Screening Levels for Key PFAS Chemicals Will Spur Regulatory Action at Contaminated Sites

In support of the State Water Resources Control Board’s (State Board) efforts to investigate and evaluate the public health effects of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), the San Francisco Regional Water Quality Control Board...

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Key PFAS Regulatory Standards Set in California

In support of California’s efforts to investigate and evaluate the presence of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in the environment, the San Francisco Bay Regional Water Quality Control Board (Regional Board) has released interim...

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