Corrie Plant

Corrie Plant

Partner

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520 Newport Center Drive
Suite 750
Newport Beach, CA 92660

cplant@bicklawllp.com
949-432-3505
310-422-0220
949-432-3494
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Biography

Prior to joining Bick Law LLP, Corrie L. Plant practiced for ten years at the national law firm Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP, in Pillsbury’s Environmental & Natural Resources and Litigation groups. Corrie is an experienced environmental lawyer whose practice focuses on environmental litigation and compliance counseling, including CERCLA, RCRA, Clean Water Act, OSHA and California’s Proposition 65.   She routinely advises clients regarding compliance with various environmental laws related to the sale of consumer products, including Proposition 65, Green Chemistry, FIFRA, TSCA and the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act.  Corrie also has a broad range of experience defending clients in administrative, civil and criminal environmental enforcement actions.  In addition, Corrie has extensive experience in the defense and settlement of complex, multiparty cases in both federal and state court, including trial and pre-trial motion practice, devising settlement and trial strategies, and preparing for and participating in mediations and arbitrations.

Corrie’s clients include a wide array of industries, such as retailers, consumer product manufacturers, dietary supplement manufacturers, restaurants, food manufacturers and distributors.

Education/Admissions

Education 

  • J.D., University of Wisconsin Law School, cum laude, 2006
  • B.A., Gustavus Adolphus College, magna cum laude, 2003

Admissions

  • State of California – 2006
  • Central District of California
  • Northern District of California
  • Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims
  • State of Wisconsin – 2006

Representative Matters

Environmental Litigation

  • Prosecuted CERCLA actions against the United States stemming from perchlorate contamination at defense contracting sites.
  • Defended the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District in a TSCA citizen suit action arising from potential PCBs in building materials.
  • Defense of CERCLA action arising from historic lumber mill activities in Northern California.

Consumer Product Laws

  • Successful defense and settlement of Proposition 65 matters for clients across a wide array of industries, including retailers, consumer product manufacturers, dietary supplement manufacturers, restaurants, food manufacturers and distributors.
  • Routinely advise clients regarding compliance with California’s Proposition 65.
  • Successful defense and settlement of start up company in response to potential recall issues under the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act.
  • Routinely advise on issues related to consumer product recall under the CPSIA.

Pesticide/FIFRA Experience

  • Routinely advise companies regarding compliance with federal and state pesticide registration laws, including federal and state regulations related to sales of antimicrobial products.
  • Defense and settlement of multiple enforcement actions related to unlawful pesticide sales in front of administrative agencies, including California’s Department of Pesticide Regulation.

Worker Safety

  • Advised multinational corporation in asbestos and other environmental disclosures related to sale of historic San Francisco bank building for $135 Million.
  • Routinely advise clients regarding compliance with worker safety laws, including OSHA and Cal-OSHA.
  • Successful defense of potential OSHA enforcement actions against retailers and school districts.

 Other Experience

  • Led multiple successful bid protests in Court of Federal Claims on behalf of various federal contractors.
  • Defense and settlement of large-scale construction litigation on behalf of developers/investors.

Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • Presented on TSCA Reform and State Pre-emption Issues at the Safer Chemicals in Products 2017, hosted by Chemical Watch (March 2017)
  • Presented on TSCA Reform at the San Diego Industrial Environmental Association’s Annual Environmental Training Symposium and Conference (October 2016)
  • Presented on California’s Proposition 65 for the Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) (October 2016)