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Representative Experience

State of Louisiana (Gulf Oil Spill)

The firm acted as Special Counsel to the Attorney General of the State of Louisiana in the Gulf Oil spill litigation. Marten Law was the only out-of-state firm selected to assist the Attorney General. Louisiana was a principal complainant (along with the United States and four other Gulf states) in the largest environmental lawsuit ever brought in the United States. More

SWPPP Regulations under CWA: Resolving Citizen Suits

Advised fuel distributor client on regulatory compliance issues surrounding the Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan implementing regulations under the Clean Water Act and assisted in negotiating a settlement on behalf of client with a citizen group to resolve violations of those regulations.

Sysco Corporation

The firm represented Sysco Corporation, a multinational distributor of food products to restaurants, healthcare and educational facilities, and hospitality businesses, in connection with alleged violations of California environmental regulations involving Sysco’s Northern California distribution facilities. The matter was resolved successfully. More

Timber Company: Water Rights

We advised a northwest timber company on the availability of water rights for a potential 3,000 acre land purchase for logging and possible future development. More

Utility Generating Facilities

Richard Allan represents an investor-owned utility in obtaining state authorizations for multiple phases of  two natural gas-fired power plants. His representation has involved preparation of numerous applications, defense of an administrative contested case, and negotiation of agreements for public facility improvements. More