Robert L. Falk - Morrison & Foerster LLP

Robert L. Falk

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2005
Phone: 415-268-6294

Robert Falk is a Past Chair of Morrison & Foerster's Environmental Law and Litigation Practice.  He has an environmental and consumer products law practice that includes both compliance and litigation.

Mr. Falk has served as special counsel to a variety of businesses and trade associations, successfully counseling and defending them in litigation with respect to various federal and state environmental and pollution control statutes, and California's unique Proposition 65 ("Prop 65"), the Unfair Competition Act, and the Consumer Legal Remedies Act. He is a leading expert in the Clean Water Act and California Water Code, and serves as counsel to large corporations, real estate developers, healthcare organizations, and to a variety of cities, counties, and special districts in California. Mr. Falk's consumer products-related practice extends beyond California's Prop 65 to matters involving the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission, and their state equivalents. He also focuses on climate change, "green chemistry," "green marketing," and sustainability matters.

Mr. Falk frequently publishes articles on environmental due diligence and contamination issues. He is co-author of the chapter “Environmental Due Diligence in Real Property Transactions” in the West Publishing treatise Environmental Problems in Corporate Transactions.

Mr. Falk has chaired the American Bar Association's Standing Committee on Environmental Law and currently serves on the Advisory Board of Prop 65 Clearinghouse and the California Center for Law, Energy, and the Environment. He also actively promotes policies concerning environmental and consumer products law reforms, alternative dispute resolution, and the use of improved science in judicial and regulatory decision-making.

State University of New York at BinghamtonBA 1979New York UniversityMPA 1981University of California, Berkeley School of LawJ.D. 1989
Project Open HandCenter for Law, Energy & the Environment

Client Comments

"Over the past 10 plus years I have developed a very deep respect and appreciation for the expertise and services provided by Mr. Robert Falk of MOFO to a number of Bay Area local agencies regarding their stormwater and wastewater regulatory and legal needs. Mr. Falk's expertise in environmental law and his ability to quickly and clearly identify what the client needs, versus what the client thinks they want, and then respond in a cost-effective manner allows me to, without hesitation, recommend Mr. Falk's services to prospective clients."

-Adam Olivieri
EOA, Inc.

"We always had stellar service from Mr. Falk. He was timely, clear, and patient with our complex organization."

-Thom Parks
vice president of corporate affairs
Bell Sports Corp

Office Location

425 Market Street
San Francisco, CA 94105-2482
United States

Practice Areas

Environmental Law (Alternative Dispute Resolution, Clean Water Act, Consumer Products Law, Counseling, Enforcement Defense, Environmental Cleanup, Environmental Permitting, Fractional Interests, Litigation, Plaintiffs/Citizen's Suits, Proposition 65, RCRA/Hazardous Waste, Solid Waste, Superfunds/Environmental Remediation, Toxic Tort)
Litigation - Environmental

Other Information

Gender: Male