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Krista deBoer is a Senior Associate at Bick Law LLP. Prior to joining Bick Law, Krista was an associate at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher where she practiced general litigation, focusing primarily on complex litigation at the trial level. Krista represented and advised clients from a variety of industries, including food and beverage, healthcare, residential development, oil and gas, aerospace and defense, retail, and pharmaceutical.
Krista was a member of Gibson Dunn & Crutcher’s Environmental Litigation and Mass Tort practice group, where she represented clients in litigation, regulatory enforcement actions and administrative matters involving tort claims, cleanup and abatement orders under the California Water Code, CERCLA allocation and cost-recovery, RCRA site closures, citizen suits under the Endangered Species Act, and CEQA.
While receiving her Juris Doctor degree, Krista served as the president and founding member of the Harvard Food Law Society, was a teaching assistant for the Negotiation Workshop, and an editor of the Harvard Environmental Law Review. She also was a Lecturer on Law at Boston College, and in law school and beyond she co-facilitated negotiation trainings for corporate clients and for international groups of professionals from the public and private sectors.
- Harvard Law School, J.D., cum laude, 2012
- Antioch University, M.A., Education, 2000
- University of Washington, B.A., Speech Communication and English, magna cum laude, 1995
Bar and Court Admissions
- State of California – 2012
- Central District of California
- Northern District of California
- Defense of an aerospace manufacturing client in tort action involving groundwater contamination
- Defense of a life science technology company in an EPA RCRA enforcement action
- Ongoing Clean Air Act compliance and Title V renewal advising for several clients, including a multinational oil and gas refinery and a Portland Cement company
- Representation of a developer in a multi-party toxic tort case in California state court, and in an associated Regional Water Quality Control Board enforcement action
- Pre-litigation advice to a semiconductor manufacturing company regarding potential lead exposure and workers’ compensation laws in multiple states
- Representation of a former shipbuilding client in connection with CERCLA allocation and cleanup actions.
- A Rising Tide Of Proposed Chemical Disclosure Laws (April 12, 2017)
- Why Calif. Courts Won’t Certify Toxic Tort Class Actions (January 20, 2016)
- Doctrine Of Consent Will Blossom Again In Calif. (October 4, 2013)
- CEQA Reform: The Aggrieved Instigator (March 5, 2013)