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Farella Braun + Martel's John Epperson Appointed To California State Bar Executive Committee For Environmental Law

July 10, 2008 Announcement

SAN FRANCISCO, July 16, 2008 - Farella Braun + Martel LLP's John R. Epperson was appointed to the Executive Committee of the Environmental Law Section of the State Bar of California.  Special Counsel in the firm's Environmental Law Department, Epperson's three-year term will be effective Sept. 28.

The Bar's Environmental Law Section provides a statewide forum for the exchange of ideas and knowledge among California environmental lawyers and other professionals in the environmental field.  The section covers a broad range of substantive areas of environmental law, including water quality, availability and use, air quality, land use and management, public resources, natural resources, solid waste, hazardous waste, toxic substances, CEQA, endangered species, wetlands, coastal protection and development, environmental justice and energy.  The section comments upon proposed environmental legislation, sponsors numerous MCLE programs of interest and relevance to its membership, sponsors and co-sponsors outreach programs to law students and publishes newsletters and other periodicals.

Epperson's practice focuses on environmental and occupational health and safety compliance counseling and advising on solid and hazardous waste, the Clean Water and Air Acts, Proposition 65, federal and state Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) and pipeline safety issues.  He has also assisted in the defense of OSHA citations, investigations of occupational accidents and responses to whistleblower complaints under OSHA.  He has experience with remediation of hazardous substances, contaminated groundwater and the associated cost recovery.  Prior to joining the firm, Epperson had more than 10 years of technical experience in radiation safety in the nuclear power industry.   

Epperson received his J.D. with a certificate in environmental and natural resources law from Lewis and Clark College, Northwestern School of Law (1993) and his B.S. in environmental health from Purdue University (1980). 

Since its founding in 1962, Farella Braun + Martel has achieved a national reputation for the acumen of its business practice, the high profile cases of its complex commercial litigation practice, breadth and depth of experience of its environmental law practice, and its prestigious client base. Based in San Francisco, the firm serves a diverse group of clients from multinational corporations to emerging businesses. The firm also has an office in the Napa Valley focused on the wine industry and related businesses. Farella Braun + Martel is a Green Business.


Melinda Hepp / Traci Stuart
Blattel Communications
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Cheryl Loof
Farella Braun + Martel
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