Dan Corbett focuses his practice on environmental litigation, administrative enforcements, and regulatory compliance counseling. His recent representations include defending citizen lawsuit claims and pursuing private cost recovery and contribution claims under federal and state environmental laws. Currently, he is defending a client in a private alternative dispute resolution (ADR) proceeding to allocate environmental response costs at a federal Superfund site in Seattle, Washington.
Dan works closely with clients and expert consultants to coordinate litigation strategy and objectives with site investigation and cleanup goals under state agency supervision. He advises clients on compliance with products, hazardous waste, and other environmental regulations and defends clients against enforcement actions by regulatory agencies, including the California Air Resources Board and the California Regional Water Quality Control Boards. His clients have included manufacturers of household products, industrial equipment, autos, and auto parts; energy, mining, and oil and gas companies; real estate owners, developers, and construction companies; and financial institutions. He also works with Jones Day's transactional practices to provide advice on environmental diligence and land use issues.
Dan has broader experience litigating insurance coverage and business disputes. His litigation experience includes taking and defending numerous depositions, managing all aspects of discovery, and drafting dispositive motions.
Dan maintains an active pro bono practice. He drafted an amicus curiae brief to the California Court of Appeal in a successful defense of California's cap-and-trade program. He also has successfully represented several refugees in asylum proceedings before the U.S. Immigration Court.
- Stanford University (J.D. 2012; Kirkwood Moot Court Brief Writing Award; Ph.D. in Philosophy 2005); New York University (B.A. in Philosophy summa cum laude with departmental honors 1999)