Vaneeta Chintamaneni

Vaneeta Chintamaneni


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San Francisco

Vaneeta’s practice concentrates on environmental litigation and counseling. She provides guidance and support to corporations and individuals in a broad range of litigation and counseling areas, including contaminated properties, water rights, environmental enforcement actions, and Proposition 65 . Vaneeta has experience with a wide variety of state and federal environmental statutes, including the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA), the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), the Clean Water Act (CWA), California’s Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986 (Proposition 65), the Carpenter-Presley-Tanner Hazardous Substance Account Act, and the Clean Air Act (CAA).

Prior to joining Hanson Bridgett, Vaneeta practiced law at a national law firm, where she provided environmental counseling and compliance assistance, and guided individuals and large corporations in varied litigation. She also gained valuable experience as a law clerk at a top-tier boutique specializing in land use, natural resource, and environmental law. Prior to joining a law firm, Vaneeta was an Equal Justice Works Summer Fellow at the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, where she provided legal assistance to municipalities and underserved communities in the Community Development Project.


"State Water Board Proposes Water Conservation Regulation," co-author, Water Law Alert (November 2017)

"Efforts Seek to Rein in Chevron Deference," co-author, Daily Journal (August 2017)

"Recent Developments in Toxic Torts and Environmental Law", co-author, Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Law (Winter 2017)

"Monsanto Uses the Constitution to Challenge Warning Labels for Herbicide", co-author, National Law Review (February 2017)

"Recent Developments in Toxic Tort & Environmental Law," co-author, Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Law (Winter 2016)

"EPA Must Examine Effects of Clean Air Act Regulations on Jobs," National Law Review (October 2016)

"Fracking Debate Moves into Insurance Realm," co-author, National Law Review (September 2016)

"Ninth Circuit Establishes Standard far EPA Policy Reversals," co-author, National Law Review (September 2015)

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Professional Affiliations

San Francisco Planning and Urban Research (SPUR)

Bar Association of San Francisco

Academic Distinction

Order of the Coif

Elder Law Journal, Associate Editor

CALI Awards in Civil Procedure, Legal Research, Administrative Law, Globalization, Scholarship of Sustainability

University of Illinois Trial Team, Member


J.D., summa cum laude, University of Illinois College of Law (2014)

M.U.P., University of Illinois (2014)

B.A., University of California, Berkeley (2008)

Admissions And Courts


U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California



San Francisco

415-995-6350 Direct Phone
415-995-3464 Fax

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