Gerald George is a seasoned environmental attorney and litigator, with extensive experience in successfully resolving federal and state natural resource damage actions, enforcement actions, and citizen suits. Gerald also advises on regulatory matters involving air, water, waste, and environmental impact review laws.
He has over 40 years’ experience in civil lawsuits, including 25 years of handling major environmental litigation throughout the country. Gerald has represented corporate and government agency clients in a wide range of litigation involving natural resource damage claims and response cost claims under CERCLA, the Clean Water Act, the Oil Pollution Act, and state counterpart laws.
He also worked as a senior lawyer for the U.S. Department of Justice’s Environmental Enforcement Section, managing the Section’s San Francisco field office and serving as lead counsel on several major environmental enforcement actions, including the seminal natural resource damage case, U.S. v. Montrose Chemical. Gerald is also an experienced mediator, having conducted over 100 mediations since entering private practice in 1995.
- Counsel, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP, San Francisco, 2005-2013
- Partner, Campbell, George & Strong LLP, San Francisco, 1995-2005
- Senior Lawyer, U.S. Department of Justice, Environment and Natural Resources Division, managing the Environmental Enforcement Section field office in San Francisco, 1988-1995
- Adjunct Professor, Environmental Law, University of San Francisco School of Law, 1992-1995
Professional & Community Activities:
- Current Vice-chair and Newsletter Co-editor, Mining and Mineral Extraction Committee; Vice-chair and Editor of Year in Review, Marine Resources Committee, 1999-2011 – Section of Environment, Energy and Resources, American Bar Association
- Executive Committee, 2000-2003; Advisory Member, Executive Committee, 2003-present; Final Round Judge, Law Student Environmental Negotiation Competition – State Bar of California
- Pro Bono, federal Alternative Dispute Resolution Programs for the Northern District of California and Eastern District of California
- Early Settlement Program, The Bar Association of San Francisco
- J.D., Indiana University Maurer School of Law, 1969
- Note Editor, Indiana Law Journal
- B.A., Economics, Indiana University, 1965
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