Emily L. Murray

Representative Matters

Litigation 

  • Landowner. Represented landowner in federal court litigation brought under CERCLA regarding historical contamination of property with PCE. 
  • Pulp Mill Owner. Represented owner of kraft pulp mill in citizens suit under Clean Air Act regarding alleged violations of air emissions standards. 
  • Water Company. Represented privately-owned water company in CEQA challenge to $600 million wastewater, stormwater, and water service contract with the City of Stockton. 
  • Polo Club. Represented private polo club in Clean Water Act citizens suit alleging violations of Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation stormwater regulations. 
  • School District. Represented respondent school district in CEQA litigation, including successful appeal of attorneys' fee award in Court of Appeal and California Supreme Court. 
  • Developer. Represented developer in challenge to City denial of project entitlements, including successful appeal of dismissal on demurrer.

Land Use 

  • Developer. Represented developer in environmental review process, including preparation of an environmental impact report, for a major mixed-use development in Hollywood. 
  • Silicon Valley Company. Represented Silicon Valley company with regard to land use, environmental, and NEPA compliance issues in negotiation of 40-year lease of more than 40 acres of unimproved land to construct up to 1.2 million square feet of offices and research and development facilities. 
  • Retail Store Owner. Represented owner of retail establishment in administrative proceedings concerning selection of an operator for associated Los Angeles City-owned parking facility. 
  • Developer. Represented developer in environmental review process, including preparation of an environmental impact report, for a major mixed-use development of over 1 million square feet in Hollywood. 
  • Post-production Facility. Represented post-production facility in lease negotiations as well as lobbying efforts to obtain incentives from government agencies to continue business in Hollywood. 
  • Developer. Represented developer of mixed-use project in Huntington Beach in successfully obtaining entitlements for a 385 unit apartment and retail project.

Energy 

  • Oil and Gas Company. Represented oil and gas company in administrative enforcement action brought by Regional Water Quality Control Board with regard to crude oil impacted soil stockpiles. 
  • Renewable Energy Company. Represented renewable energy client in developing wind farm facility in California's Central Valley. 
  • Renewable Energy Company. Represented renewable energy client concerning formation of a joint venture to develop municipal solar power generation projects.