Niran S. Somasundaram


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Environmental and Natural Resources
Environmental Crimes & Investigations
Environmental and Natural Resources
San Francisco

Niran is an associate in Hanson Bridgett's Environmental Practice Group. His practice focuses on environmental litigation, advice, and counseling. He represents both plaintiffs and defendants in complex litigation in federal and state courts.


"Opening the Golden Door: The Fourth District Shines a Light on CEQA Compliant Greenhouse Gas Mitigation," co-author, Land Use Law Alert (June 2020)

"Recent Trends in EPA-Manufacturing Enforcement Actions," co-author, Industry Today (June 2020)

"New Bay Area Shelter-in-Place Orders Allow for the Resumption of Environmental Site Remediation and Agricultural Operations," co-author, Environmental Law Alert (April 2020)

"U.S. EPA’s Temporary Enforcement Policy Provides Needed Guidance During the COVID-19 Pandemic," co-author, Environmental Law Alert (March 2020)

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Academic Distinction

Ecology Law Quarterly, Programs Director, Managing Editor

Environmental Conservation Outreach, SLPS Leader


J.D., University of California, Berkeley School of Law (2016)

B.A., cum laude, University of California, Los Angeles (2013)

Admissions And Courts


San Francisco

(415) 995-5872 Direct Phone
(415) 995-3464 Fax

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