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James Colopy Elected to Board of Directors of the Environmental Law Institute

November 28, 2016 Announcement

SAN FRANCISCO, November 28, 2016: Farella Braun + Martel LLP Partner James H. (Jim) Colopy has been elected to the board of directors of the Environmental Law Institute (ELI) in Washington D.C.


ELI serves the environmental profession in business, government, the private bar, public interest organizations, academia and the press, and plays a pivotal role in shaping the fields of domestic and international environmental law, policy and management. ELI is a non-partisan research and education center and is governed by a board of directors who represent a diverse mix of leaders within the environmental profession.


For twenty-two years, Jim Colopy has focused on representing manufacturers, retailers, chemical companies and developers in complex environmental litigation and enforcement actions and compliance counseling matters across the United States. His experience includes environmental enforcement actions, cost recovery actions, natural resource damage claims and assessments, toxic tort litigation, citizen suit litigation, land use counseling and litigation, product liability actions and administrative proceedings involving federal, state and local environmental laws. For six years, Colopy served as chair of Farella’s Environmental Law Department. Read more about Jim Colopy and his practice at  

Farella Braun + Martel represents clients throughout the United States and abroad in sophisticated business transactions and complex commercial, civil and criminal litigation. Farella lawyers are known for their imaginative legal solutions to today’s business challenges, 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. Founded in 1962, the firm is headquartered in San Francisco and maintains an office in the Napa Valley focused on the wine industry.



Cheryl Loof

Farella Braun + Martel LLP

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