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Kevin Haroff Joins Marten Law’s San Francisco Office

April 2, 2012

(San Francisco, CA) - Less than six months after opening its doors in San Francisco, Marten Law has added a second partner from an AmLaw 100 firm. Kevin Haroff, most recently a partner with Shook, Hardy & Bacon LLP’s environmental and toxic tort group, has joined Marten Law to help lead its environmental litigation practice.

Less than six months after opening its doors in San Francisco, Marten Law has added Kevin Haroff, most recently a partner with Shook, Hardy & Bacon LLP’s environmental and toxic tort group, to help lead its environmental litigation practice. Haroff brings over 25 years of experience representing large and medium sized corporations and government entities. Marten Law is the largest environmental and energy firm in the West, with offices in Seattle, Portland, and San Francisco.

“Kevin is an outstanding environmental lawyer and a great addition to our team,” said Brad Marten, the firm’s Chairman. “We have known each other for 20 years, since we were partners together at Morrison & Foerster,” Marten added.

Haroff has represented businesses, individuals and governmental entities in complex civil litigation and regulatory matters for more than 20 years. He has handled a variety of environmental matters under the federal Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA), the federal Clean Water Act, the Clean Air Act, the Endangered Species Act, California’s Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act (Proposition 65), and various other federal and state environmental laws.

“It’s very exciting for me to join Marten Law and help build the firm’s California practice,” said Haroff. “Marten Law combines the responsiveness and efficiency of a small firm with a national roster of senior environmental and energy lawyers that few firms can match. “

Haroff is a recognized expert on land use issues under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and related federal and state laws. He has significant water law experience and was one of the lead counsel involved in litigation over the provisions of federal and state contracts to deliver water from the San Francisco Bay - Sacramento and San Joaquin River Delta and the California Central Valley Project. He also has written extensively on evolving regulatory and litigation strategies to address concerns over the prospect of global climate change.

Marten Law represents clients throughout the country in sometimes controversial and often complex environmental, energy and natural resource permitting, compliance and litigation matters. They include the largest Superfund cleanup in the country (in the Great Lakes) , the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, major wind farm siting projects in California and Nevada, and natural resource litigation in Alaska, Washington and Oregon.

Haroff currently serves as a board and executive committee member for the Voluntary Legal Services Program of the Bar Association of San Francisco. He previously was a member and secretary of the board of directors of the San Francisco Bar Association Foundation and served as chair of the 2010 Lawyers Campaign for VLSP and Diversity. He received a J.D. from Cornell Law School in 1981, an M.B.A., with distinction, from the Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell in 1981, and a B.A. in philosophy and psychology from Cornell University’s College of Arts and Sciences in 1977.

Marten Law has built a national reputation as a leader in environmental, natural resource and energy law. Our team of lawyers includes recognized authorities in alternative energy, climate change, air quality, hazardous and solid waste, water resources and water quality, fisheries, environmental review and permitting, and a host of other issues that our clients confront every day. To ensure that we stay at the forefront of our field, we publish a biweekly newsletter which reaches over 60,000 subscribers in all 50 states and more than 20 countries.