Francesca Bochner-Brown focuses primarily on environmental litigation, enforcement matters, and regulatory and compliance counseling. Ms. Bochner-Brown has experience practicing under a range of environmental statutes, including the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA), the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the Endangered Species Act (ESA), and the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA).

Ms. Bochner-Brown has particular experience with superfund litigation; project siting; renewable energy; and federal and state Carbon, Capture, and Underground Storage (CCUS) regulation. Ms. Bochner-Brown also works on due diligence projects for clients, assessing corporate transactions for environmental liability. In addition, Ms. Bochner-Brown maintains an active pro bono practice, with a focus on animal welfare issues.


  • JD, Duke University School of Law, 2015, Duke Faculty Environmental Law Award Recipient
  • BA, Dartmouth College, 2010, cum laude
  • District of Columbia
  • California
  • US District Court, Eastern District of New York, The Honorable Denis R. Hurley
  • French

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