Bryan Brown has more than 10 years of experience in complex litigation, regulatory and administrative matters. He represents major waste generators and potentially responsible parties nationwide in multiparty Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA) and private cost recovery actions both with and without regulatory enforcement components.
Bryan routinely defends clients against citizens’ suits and claims brought under the Clean Water Act (CWA), the Clean Air Act and the Porter-Cologne Water Quality Control Act. He has represented several municipal clients in California and Hawaii, in high-profile wastewater collection and treatment system litigation against coalitions of federal and state regulators and environmental groups, and has negotiated multidecade consent decrees involving wholesale upgrades to municipal infrastructure.
In addition, Bryan has extensive experience handling soil and groundwater contamination enforcement matters before courts and administrative agencies. He provides counsel regarding regulatory and permitting matters, including permits under Sections 401 and 404 of the CWA, and advises clients on due diligence and disclosures in transactional matters. Bryan has experience conducting hearings before regional and state water quality control boards. A considerable part of Bryan’s practice includes assisting clients in preparing environmental impact reports under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA).
Shown below is a selection of Bryan’s engagements.