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April 22, 2024 Media Coverage
EPA Designates PFOA and PFOS as Hazardous Substances
Chemical & Engineering News
Don Sobelman provided expert commentary in the  Chemical & Engineering News article "EPA Designates PFOA and PFOS as Hazardous Substances." Excerpt from the article: Lawyers are warning anyone purchasing an industrial site where PFOA and PFOS were used or...
February 2, 2024 Announcement
Lawdragon Names 7 Farella Lawyers Among “Leaders in Environmental Law”
Lawdragon
Northern California legal powerhouse Farella Braun + Martel is pleased to announce that seven lawyers were selected to The Lawdragon Green 500: 2024 Leaders in Environmental Law . Farella lawyers selected for inclusion: Sarah Bell – Environmental Litigation Ashley...
November 7, 2023 Announcement
Farella Braun + Martel Earns 2024 Best Law Firms® Rankings
Northern California legal powerhouse Farella Braun + Martel earned national and regional rankings across several practice areas in the 2024 edition of the United States Best Law Firms ® rankings by Best Lawyers ® . National Rankings Tier 1...
September 19, 2023 Announcement
Who’s Who Legal 2023 Recognizes Farella Lawyers
Six Farella Braun + Martel lawyers have been recommended by Who’s Who Legal 2023 as leading practitioners in their fields. Who’s Who Legal – Environment 2023 James Colopy Robert Hines David Lazerwitz Chris Locke Who’s Who Legal – Insurance...
January 5, 2023 Announcement
Discovery Builders Wins Complete Defense Ruling at Trial
Northern California legal powerhouse Farella Braun + Martel secured a complete defense victory at trial on behalf of developer Discovery Builders, Inc. and co-defendants in a lawsuit by the Yolo County District Attorney’s Office in response to the discovery of...
September 14, 2022 Announcement
Who’s Who Legal 2022 Recognizes Farella Lawyers
Five Farella Braun + Martel lawyers have been recommended by Who’s Who Legal 2022 as leading practitioners in their fields. Who’s Who Legal – Environment 2022 James Colopy – Environment Robert Hines – Environment David Lazerwitz – Environment Chris...
February 1, 2022 Announcement
John Ugai Joins ELI’s Emerging Leaders Initiative
Farella Braun + Martel is proud to announce that John Ugai, an associate in the firm’s Environmental Law and Energy + Infrastructure Industry groups, was selected to join the 2022 cohort of the Environmental Law Institute’s (ELI) Emerging Leaders...
October 27, 2021 Media Coverage
Decision on Trump Rule Clears Way for Clean Water Act Revision
Bloomberg Law
Sarah Bell spoke with Bloomberg Law for the article "Decision on Trump Rule Clears Way for Clean Water Act Revision" discussing the implications of a federal court’s decision to vacate the 2020 Clean Water Act Section 401 Certification Rule. Read...
September 29, 2021 Media Coverage
US Urged to Overhaul Public Land Rents, Siting to Bridge Renewables Gap
Reuters Events
David Lazerwitz is quoted in the  Reuters Events article, " US Urged to Overhaul Public Land Rents, Siting to Bridge Renewables Gap." In the article, David said BLM needs to bring the cost of developing on federal land in line with costs...
May 20, 2021 Announcement
Chambers USA 2021 Recognizes Farella Braun + Martel Attorneys, Practices
Farella Braun + Martel announces that Chambers USA has recognized 13 lawyers and 6 practice areas in the legal directory’s 2021 edition. Individual Rankings: Tyler Gerking – Insurance: Policyholders Jeffrey Hamilton – Cannabis Law: Western United States Robert Hines...

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Farella Announces 2024 Leadership Council on Legal Diversity Pathfinders: Taylor Rottjakob and John Ugai

Farella Braun + Martel is proud to announce that senior associates  Taylor E. Rottjakob and John M. Ugai have been named 2024 Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD) Pathfinders. Pathfinders have been identified as...

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Lawdragon Names 7 Farella Lawyers Among “Leaders in Environmental Law”

Northern California legal powerhouse Farella Braun + Martel is pleased to announce that seven lawyers were selected to The Lawdragon Green 500: 2024 Leaders in Environmental Law . Farella lawyers selected for inclusion: Sarah...

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New PFAS Listing Under Superfund Will Lead to Major Expansion of Liability

On April 19, 2024, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) announced its final rule designating perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and perfluorooctanesulfonic acid (PFOS) as hazardous substances under Section 102(a) of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation...

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New PFAS Federal Drinking Water Standards Create Major Liability and Litigation Risk

The United States Environmental Protection Agency has released a final regulation setting individual drinking water maximum contaminant levels (MCLs) for five per-and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). These MCLs are incredibly stringent due to EPA’s stated concerns...

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Chambers USA 2024 Recognizes Farella Braun + Martel Lawyers, Practices

Farella Braun + Martel is pleased to announce that Chambers USA has recognized 16 lawyers and six practice areas in the legal directory’s 2024 edition. Individual California and Western U.S. Rankings: Sarah Bell &ndash...

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Where Are We Now, Following Maui County, Sackett, and the Latest EPA Guidance?

The last few years have seen significant developments in our understanding of the reach of the federal Clean Water Act (CWA). (Indeed, “reach” here can be interpreted literally and figuratively.) The two issues plaguing...

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EPA Designates PFOA and PFOS as Hazardous Substances

Don Sobelman provided expert commentary in the  Chemical & Engineering News article "EPA Designates PFOA and PFOS as Hazardous Substances." Excerpt from the article: Lawyers are warning anyone purchasing an industrial site where PFOA...

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Wind Energy Project Approvals and Tax Credits Look To Outpace Macroeconomic and Supply Chain Headwinds in 2024

A snapshot of the renewable wind industry on October 31, 2023, captures many of the current challenges and opportunities for the industry and regulatory agencies heading into 2024.  That day, the world’s largest offshore...

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