Daniel L.Corbett (Dan)

Associate

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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 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.

Experience

  • Sony Interactive Entertainment America obtains insurance coverage for cyberattack on online gaming networkJones Day represented Sony Interactive Entertainment America LLC in obtaining insurance coverage for a cyberattack on Sony’s online gaming network.
  • Owens Corning secures dismissal of lawsuit alleging CERCLA and RCRA responsibilityJones Day represented Owens Corning in the defense of a lawsuit filed by the current owners of property in Southern California who sought recovery of alleged response costs under CERCLA, an order requiring cleanup under RCRA, and alleged damages under various state law claims related to environmental contamination at their property.
  • Total invests in Clean Energy Fuels Corp.Jones Day represented Total S.A., a French multinational integrated oil and gas company, in connection with its purchase of 25 percent of Clean Energy Fuels Corp., a leading provider of natural gas fuel and renewable natural gas fuel for transportation in North America, for $83.4 million, and the credit support to be provided by Total of up to $100 million.
  • Chevron defends against lawsuit relating to accidental fire at California refineryJones Day represented Chevron Corporation and Chevron U.S.A. Inc. in defense of a lawsuit filed by the City of Richmond relating to an accidental fire that occurred at CUSA's Richmond (California) refinery in August 2012.
  • Wells Fargo amends $110 million revolving credit facility secured by real property in CaliforniaJones Day represented Wells Fargo Bank, National Association in connection with the amendment to a $110 million revolving credit facility secured by real property located in California.
  • Jones Day team wins asylum for two Guatemalan women and their four minor childrenA Guatemalan woman and her daughter-in-law who had both endured extreme violence and oppression fled Guatemala and entered the United States with their four minor children.
  • Blackstone Group and affiliate Equity Office Properties sell office building campus in San Mateo, CaliforniaJones Day advised The Blackstone Group and its affiliate Equity Office Properties regarding the sale of a three building office campus totaling approximately 267,007 square feet at 1900/1950/2000 Alameda de las Pulgas in San Mateo, California.
  • Wells Fargo sells mixed-use project known as 'Sunnyvale Town Center,' located in downtown Sunnyvale, CaliforniaJones Day represented Wells Fargo Bank, National Association in connection with the sale of a mixed-use project known as 'Sunnyvale Town Center,' a thirty-six acre site located in downtown Sunnyvale, California, which was consummated in two separate closings, for a total sales price of approximately $370 million.
  • Fluor defeats RCRA and Clean Water Act citizen suit and settles CERCLA claims in CaliforniaJones Day represented Fluor Corporation in a CERCLA cost recovery and RCRA/CWA citizen suit relating to alleged contamination at its former wood treatment plant in Windsor, California.
  • Wells Fargo defends Superfund allocation proceeding related to sediment contamination in Lower Duwamish River in SeattleJones Day represents Wells Fargo Bank in a federal Superfund allocation proceeding initiated by the federal EPA and the State of Washington, the objective of which is to allocate the costs of investigating and remediating sediment contamination in the Lower Duwamish River in Seattle, Washington among potentially responsible parties.
  • Atmel receives unsolicited superior proposal and terminates definitive agreement to be acquired by Dialog for $4.6 billionJones Day represented Atmel Corporation in connection with its definitive agreement to be acquired by UK-based Dialog Semiconductor plc in a cash and stock transaction for $4.6 billion.
  • Jones Day secures asylum for Guatemalan refugeeJones Day's San Francisco office (Veronica McGregor and Dan Corbett) successfully represented a Guatemalan refugee in removal proceedings, resulting in a grant of asylum.
  • After appellate victory, immigration client secures termination of removal proceedingsJones Day was appointed as pro bono counsel to represent a lawful immigrant petitioning for review of an order of removal from the United States.
  • Oil and gas companies obtain advice on issues associated with California's efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissionsJones Day is providing counseling and advice to oil and gas companies on various issues associated with the State of California's efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, including California's low carbon fuel standard, and California's cap and trade program.
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