EGC is a woman-owned environmental boutique law firm based in the San Francisco Bay Area and founded by Catherine Johnson. She has decades of experience with all aspects of environmental law, including compliance, enforcement, cleanups, litigation, and risk allocation. Her core practice areas at EGC are transactions, development projects, and remediation projects, with special expertise in vapor intrusion -- complemented by a Proposition 65 practice.
EGC represents a wide range of industries from public companies and Fortune 500 companies to public agencies, family trusts and a B corporation, including real estate (single-family homebuilders, multi-family residential owners, developers, commercial property owners, an affordable housing authority and an affordable housing builder), consumer products, the food and beverage industry, industrial manufacturing, food processing, and the maritime and transportation industry.
EGC is involved in cutting edge projects, including representing the Port of Oakland in the development of the Howard Terminal into a $24 billion ballpark and waterfront development for the Oakland A's; representing a B-Corporation navigate the Green Guides for purposes of advertising a new sustainable beverage product; handling an appeal for a company accused of a Proposition 65 violation for failing to warn about exposures to a Proposition 65 chemical not present in the company's products (after winning a motion to dismiss at the trial court); planning and implementing Proposition 65 compliance plans for leading food and beverage and healthcare companies; managing a remediation project where property is contaminated with newly-regulated and emerging contaminants; and representing numerous property owners respond to potential or actual vapor intrusion risk at commercial and residential properties.