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Maureen F. Gorsen

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 Los Angeles
T: 916-498-3305
F: 916-441-5449

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Primary Office:
1115 Eleventh Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
T: 916-498-3305
F: 916-441-5449
Located in Sacramento, Maureen Gorsen focuses on enforcement defense and regulatory compliance counsel, combining public policy, litigation and regulatory advocacy to achieve her clients’ business objectives. She defends clients in federal and state enforcement actions including hazardous waste, stormwater, air quality, AB 32, Prop 65, and business and tax regulation. She develops strategies for regulatory and permit compliance for environmental, financial, tax, product and supply chain regulation issues. Ms. Gorsen also assists clients in developing corporate policies to meet sustainability, supply chain, anti-slavery and human trafficking and conflict minerals statutes.

Ms. Gorsen is the former director of the California DTSC, where she directed regulation of waste, soil and water cleanups under CERCLA, RCRA, and brownfields laws. She spearheaded the California Green Chemistry Initiative and resulting laws governing chemicals under the California Safer Consumer Product rules and other state’s products programs and federal TSCA Reform.

Ms. Gorsen is the former general counsel of the California Environmental Protection Agency, as well as the former general counsel for the California Natural Resources Agency. In these roles, she oversaw policies that enforce California’s environmental laws, including Prop 65, the Endangered Species Act, Coastal Act and CEQA.

She has been ranked in U.S. News and World Report’s Best Lawyers® since 2013.