Insights
Firm News

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 www.fbm.com/James_H_Colopy.  

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.

 

Contact:

Cheryl Loof

Farella Braun + Martel LLP

415.954.4433 / [email protected]

Follow us on Twitter: @FarellaBraun

Firm Highlights

Publication

Cannabis Farms in the Neighborhood: Water, Contaminants and Other Proximate Matters

Farella's Buzz Hines, and guest speakers Kari Campbell-Bohard from EpicVeg and Lompoc Valley Cooling and Robert Schultz from Geo Blue Consulting, for a discussion on "Cannabis Farms in the Neighborhood: Water, Contaminants and Other...

Read More
Publication

AB 525: Laying the Foundation for California's Offshore Wind Industry

Through Assembly Bill (AB) 525, California joined the flurry of activity in the offshore wind industry in 2021 led by the Biden Administration. While offshore wind development in California has lagged behind efforts on...

Read More
News

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...

Read More
Event

The 15th Annual Santa Fe Advanced Conference on Litigating Natural Resource Damages

Jim Colopy is a speaker at the 15th Annual Santa Fe Advanced Conference on Natural Resource Damages on the panel addressing "Federal Jurisdiction: Waters of the United States.” 

Read More
Publication

Summary of Latest Federal Action Regarding PFAS

A few considerations practitioners should keep in mind when dealing with contamination involving per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) contamination. The PFAS Action Act of 2021 passed in the House and was received in the...

Read More
Publication

New Statewide Winery Order: What Wineries Need to Know

Buzz Hines and John Ugai, along with guest speakers, Timothy Simpson and Mehran Ebrahimi from GSI Environmental Inc, discuss "New Statewide Winery Order: What Wineries Need to Know." The new statewide General Waste Discharge...

Read More