San Jose, Calif. — December 15, 2020 — Silicon Valley Law Group, a boutique business law firm, today announced that Laurie Berger, a veteran environmental attorney, has joined the firm’s Environmental Group as Special Counsel. Ms. Berger’s addition to Silicon Valley Law Group enhances its ability to provide services to its clients on a wide variety of environmental counseling, compliance, administrative and litigation matters.
“We are excited to have Laurie join our growing Environmental Group. Given her impeccable qualifications and depth and breadth of experience, Silicon Valley Law Group now has one of the largest and most experienced environmental law groups in the South Bay,” said Bernie Vogel, CEO of Silicon Valley Law Group.
Laurie’s practice focuses on environmental regulatory compliance and related administrative proceedings and litigation. She represents manufacturers, developers, property owners and electronics companies. Her areas of expertise include hazardous and solid waste, Proposition 65, due diligence, vapor intrusion, land use, underground storage tanks, military base closure and reuse, municipal and hazardous waste landfills and conflict minerals. Laurie has deep experience with all aspects of CERCLA and the National Contingency Plan, as well as special experience with the environmental issues that arise in the solar energy industry.
“I am very pleased to join the lawyers of Silicon Valley Law Group, with whom I’ve worked extensively before, and am enthusiastic about becoming part of the firm’s impressive environmental practice,” said Ms. Berger.
Prior to joining Silicon Valley Law Group, Laurie was a founding partner of Environmental General Counsel LLP. Before that she worked in-house for Sun Edison, Inc. and Tetra Tech, Inc. She started her career as an attorney in private practice in San Jose.
Laurie earned her BA, cum laude, from the University of California, Santa Barbara and her JD from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law. She is admitted to practice in California and the United States District Court for the Northern District of California. She serves on the California Lawyers Association Environmental Legislation Committee. She also serves on the mentoring committee of the SF Bay Area Chapter of Women in Environment. She has participated as a mentor for the Woodside High School Green Academy. Ms. Berger was previously a member of the Judiciary Committee and the Gender Fairness Committee of the Santa Clara Bar Association.
About Silicon Valley Law Group
Silicon Valley Law Group is a San Jose firm of expert business lawyers specializing in technology, corporate, securities, finance, environmental and litigation matters. Our principals have a minimum of 25 years of direct business-related legal experience. Most of our lawyers have been recognized as “Super Lawyers” by both peers and independent research of Law & Politics, an honor awarded to only the top five percent of attorneys in the region. Silicon Valley Law Group has been a trusted strategic partner for the Silicon Valley business community for over 20 years. www.svlg.com