Jeremy Esterkin represents clients in a variety of environmental litigation and regulatory compliance matters. Jeremy’s experience includes litigation and pre-litigation counseling in matters involving the Clean Water Act; the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA); the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA); and a variety of California state and local environmental laws and regulations.
Jeremy graduated from the University of Pennsylvania Law School with a Certificate in Environmental Policy from Penn’s Environmental Studies Institute. While a law student, Jeremy served as a senior editor for Penn’s Journal of Business Law, worked as a volunteer tax preparer for low-income Philadelphia families, and interned with U.S. District Court Judge Victor Marrero in the Southern District of New York.
Before entering law school, Jeremy received his B.A. in Economics and Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania, where he graduated magna cum laude.
Obtained a favorable settlement for an energy utility whose power plant in Redlands, Calif., has been adversely impacted by perchlorate contamination in the local groundwater
Represented a large energy exploration and production company against claims of fraudulent transfer arising from a corporate reorganization and spin-off involving environmental and toxic tort liabilities at thousands of sites across the country
Counsels a Working Group of waste generators investigating and remediating the closed BKK Landfill in West Covina, Calif.
Defended a global energy company in a multiparty action arising from groundwater contamination in Los Angeles County
Obtained a favorable settlement for two corporate clients alleged to have contributed to a massive underground VOC plume in the San Gabriel Valley
Represented non-operating investors in the Macondo well in federal multidistrict litigation over the Deepwater Horizon oil spill
Represents energy and utility companies in connection with the allocation of liability for a closed hazardous waste landfill in Huntington Beach, California
Defends a global financial institution against allegations by US EPA of potential responsibility for mercury contamination at a Superfund site
Counsels a global energy company in connection with an investigation by state regulators into wastewater disposal practices
University of Pennsylvania, 2006, Bachelor of Arts, Magna Cum Laude
University of Pennsylvania Law School, 2009, Juris Doctor
US District Court for the Central District of California
US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
Clerkship to the US District Court for the Southern District of New York (2007 - 2007)
Awards and Affiliations
American Bar Association
State Bar of California, Environmental Law Section
Executive Committee, Environmental Law Section of the Los Angeles County Bar Association
Ranked, Super Lawyers, Rising Star in Environmental Litigation (Southern California) (2015–2017)