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Krista deBoer is a Senior Associate at Bick Law LLP. Krista represents clients in all phases of environmental and business litigation, enforcement defense, regulatory compliance, and corporate transactional matters. She has experience working with private clients from a variety of industries, including food and beverage, healthcare, residential development, oil and gas, aerospace and defense, retail, and pharmaceutical. She also represents clients from the public sector, such as port and irrigation districts. Krista’s practice focuses on Clean Water Act, California Water Code, CERCLA allocation and cost-recovery, Clean Air Act, Endangered Species Act, CEQA, and environmental torts.
Prior to joining Bick Law, Krista was an associate at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher where she practiced primarily complex litigation at the trial level in Gibson’s General Litigation and Mass Tort & Environmental practice Groups.
While receiving her Juris Doctor degree, Krista served as the president and founding member of the Harvard Food Law Society, and was a teaching assistant for the Negotiation Workshop, an editor of the Harvard Environmental Law Review, and a Lecturer on Law at Boston College. Beginning in law school and continuing today, Krista co-facilitates 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.
- Representation of a publicly owned Irrigation District in connection with prosecuting a CEQA action.
- Representation and defense of former shipbuilding client involving natural resource damage assessment proceedings and damages claims of federal, state and tribal trustees under CERCLA.
- Advising a Port District in connection with a DTSC cleanup of soil and groundwater at a former power plant site.
- “The New Toxic Substances Control Act: How Will Federal Preemption Affect California Laws?” California Lawyers Association, Environmental Law News (Spring 2018)
- 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)