SAN FRANCISCO (October 22, 2010) – Morrison & Foerster partner Bob Falk was today inducted to the American College of Environmental Lawyers (ACOEL) at the College’s annual meeting in Houston, Texas. The ACOEL is an association of preeminent private sector environmental attorneys whose members are admitted by invitation from their peers. Mr. Falk is the only lawyer in this year’s entering class from what is known in the environmental world as Region 9—California, Nevada, Arizona, and Hawaii. He joins less than a dozen other lawyers in the College from those states.
“The firm is proud to see Bob in a position to further contribute to the development of state and federal environmental laws,” said Morrison & Foerster chair Keith Wetmore. “His induction to the ACOEL is a well-deserved recognition and true measure of his standing within the field of environmental law and the legal profession as a whole.”
Mr. Falk is chair of Morrison & Foerster’s Land Use and Environmental Law Group and has a practice that includes both compliance and litigation. He has served as special counsel to a variety of businesses and trade associations, successfully counseling and defending them in litigation with respect to various federal and state environmental and pollution control statutes, and California's unique Proposition 65, the Unfair Competition Act, and the Consumer Legal Remedies Act. He is a leading expert in the Clean Water Act and California Water Code, and serves as counsel to large corporations, real estate developers, healthcare organizations, and to a variety of cities, counties, and special districts in California. He also focuses on climate change, "green chemistry," "green marketing," and sustainability matters.
Morrison & Foerster partner Michèle Corash is also a member of the ACOEL, making Morrison & Foerster one of only four law firms with two members in the College.