Insights
Firm News

Deborah Tellier of Farella Braun + Martel Elected to Board of Directors, Environmental Law Institute

January 10, 2011 Announcement

Washington, D.C. - based ELI is preeminent "think tank" for development of domestic and international environmental policy

SAN FRANCISCO, January 10, 2011 - Farella Braun + Martel LLP environmental law partner Deborah K. Tellier, has been appointed to the Board of Directors of the Environmental Law Institute (ELI).

Since 1969, ELI has played a pivotal role in shaping the fields of environmental law, policy, and management, domestically and abroad.  An independent, non-profit research and educational organization based in Washington, DC., the Institute serves the environmental profession in business, government, the private bar, public interest organizations, academia, and the press. The Institute is governed by a board of directors who present a diverse mix of leaders within the environmental profession and others who support strengthening environmental law and policy.

Tellier counsels business and industry clients on compliance with federal, state and local environmental laws, with an emphasis on hazardous waste and water quality laws and regulations.  She represents companies in administrative proceedings and negotiations with federal, state and local environmental enforcing agencies.  She also advises clients on conducting and evaluating environmental due diligence investigations in connection with the acquisition, leasing and financing of real property. She counsels domestic and international clients on establishing and monitoring environmental management systems, audits and sustainability programs. 

Tellier has served nine terms on the Executive Committee of the Environmental Law Section of the Bar Association of San Francisco, and is the current Vice-Chair.  She is serving as the Programs Vice Chair for the Waste and Resource Recovery Committee of the American Bar Association's Section of Environment, Energy and Resources.  She previously worked as Associate General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer for the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, which advances environmental conservation initiatives and cutting-edge scientific research around the world.  Tellier received her J.D. from the University of Oregon (1987) and her B.S. in environmental policy analysis and planning from the University of California, Davis (1982).

Farella Braun + Martel represents clients throughout the United States and abroad in sophisticated business transactions and high-stakes commercial, civil and criminal litigation. Founded in 1962, the firm is headquartered in San Francisco and maintains an office in the Napa Valley focused on the wine industry. Farella Braun + Martel lawyers are known for their imaginative legal solutions, dynamism and intellectual creativity. With an unwavering service ethic and interdisciplinary team approach, the firm is committed to advancing clients' objectives in the most effective, coordinated and efficient manner. Farella Braun + Martel is a green business. http://www.fbm.com/

Contacts:
Michael Bond / Traci Stuart                             
Blattel Communications                        
415.397.4811                                                 
[email protected] / [email protected]          

Cheryl Loof
Farella Braun + Martel
415.954.4433
[email protected]

Firm Highlights

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...

Read More
News

Lawyers See Maui Opinion as Grounds to Challenge Trump Water Rule

Environmental law partner Sarah Bell was quoted in the Bloomberg Law article, "Lawyers See Maui Opinion as Grounds to Challenge Trump Water Rule." In the article, Sarah said the Maui holding will be used...

Read More
Publication

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...

Read More
News

Farella Braun + Martel Attorneys, Practices Recognized by Chambers USA 2020

SAN FRANCISCO, April 23, 2020: Farella Braun + Martel announces that Chambers USA has recognized 12 lawyers and five practice areas in the legal directory’s 2020 edition. Individual Rankings: Tyler Gerking – Insurance: Policyholders...

Read More
News

SCOTUS Clean Water Act Test ‘Devastating’ for Industry

Sarah Bell commented on the U.S. Supreme Court ruling saying that the Clean Water Act can be used to regulate pollution that travels through groundwater. Read full article, here . The case is  County...

Read More
Publication

New EPA Clean Water Act Rule Attempts to Streamline Permitting Process

Earlier this week, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency finalized the “Clean Water Act Section 401 Certification Rule” (Rule). The Rule comes with significant procedural and substantive changes to the certification process for infrastructure projects. Under...

Read More
Event

Reexamining Indirect Discharges and the Clean Water Act After County of Maui, Hawaii v. Hawaii Wildlife Fund

Sarah Bell will be speaking on this Strafford live webinar, "Reexamining Indirect Discharges and the Clean Water Act After County of Maui, Hawaii v. Hawaii Wildlife Fund ." This CLE webinar will discuss the...

Read More
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...

Read More
Publication

The Winding Trail Home: Marin County Secures Key Multi-Use Trail Access Decision

With Marin County’s Mt. Tamalpais often considered the birthplace of mountain biking, it should not be surprising that the County finds itself at the forefront of California’s battle over multi-use trail access and consequently...

Read More
News

EPA Narrows States’ Veto Power Over Infrastructure Projects

Environmental Law Partner Sarah Bell spoke to Bloomberg Law about EPA rule (RIN: 2040-AF86 ), which aims to discourage coastal states from relying on part of the Clean Water Act to block fossil fuel...

Read More