David D. Cooke

Professional Biography

David D. Cooke is a partner in the Litigation Department of our San Francisco office, and he serves as co-chair of the firm’s Environmental and Natural Resources Group. His practice is concentrated primarily in environmental litigation and environmental regulatory and transactional counseling, with a particular focus on hazardous waste and contaminated property disputes (including federal and state statutory or common law enforcement, contribution, cost recovery, and natural resource damage actions); counseling and negotiations involving the investigation, remediation, disposition and re-use of contaminated properties, groundwater and surface water bodies; regulatory, permitting and enforcement issues and actions arising under the Clean Water Act and related state laws; land use and litigation matters under CEQA and NEPA; counseling and regulatory compliance problems under RCRA and the California hazardous waste laws; permitting and variance matters, enforcement actions, and citizen suits under the Federal Clean Air Act and state air quality laws; transportation planning and air quality litigation under the Federal Clean Air Act; compliance and enforcement matters involving hazardous materials management and release reporting; and environmental insurance and policyholder-side environmental insurance coverage litigation. David’s environmental litigation practice encompasses all phases of litigation, through trial and appeal.

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