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    Andrew W. Homer

    Andrew W. Homer

    T: +1.619.544.3155 F: +1.619.236.1995

    Andrew Homer is a senior associate in the law firm's Environmental practice. His practice focuses on environmental litigation and compliance counseling related to federal and state environmental laws and regulations. Mr. Homer has experience with litigation, regulatory compliance, transactions and agency proceedings under federal and state environmental laws and regulations, including, among others: CERCLA; RCRA; CWA; OPA; CAA; ESA; AB32; NEPA/CEQA; California Coastal Act; TSCA; and common law theories such as nuisance and trespass.

    Mr. Homer was an associate at the firm from 2008 through 2013, then corporate counsel at California-American Water Company from 2013 through 2015. California-American Water Company is a Class A Water Utility, and a subsidiary of the largest investor-owned water utility in the U.S. At California-American Water Company Mr. Homer focused on water supply issues, project permitting, and related litigation, but also supported many non-environmental aspects of the company’s business.

    Mr. Homer served for approximately five years as vice-chair of the ABA Section of Energy, Environment and Resources – Superfund and Natural Resource Damages Litigation Committee. He was co-editor and a contributing author to that Committee's periodical. Prior to joining Pillsbury, Mr. Homer was a judicial extern to the Honorable Jeffrey T. Miller, District Judge, in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California. He also worked for five years in the environmental software and services field.


    American Bar Association (Section of Environment, Energy and Resources; Vice Chair, Superfund and Natural Resource Damages Litigation Committee); State Bar of California (Environmental Law Section); Los Angeles County Bar Association (Environmental Law Section)


    All Federal District Courts in California; United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit; California State Courts

    Speaking Engagements

    “Rigs-to-Reefs - Natural Capital in Action,” Presentation to U.S. Business Council for Sustainable Development, Austin, TX, February 6, 2013

    External Publications

    Decisions Citing, Burlington Northern for Arranger Liability and/or Apportionment Analysis January 1 Through September 30, 2010

    6 ABA Superfund and Natural Resource Damages Litigation Committee Newsletter 12 (2010), Author: Andrew W. Homer, 11/1/2010

    Decisions Citing Burlington Northern for Arranger Liability and/or Apportionment Analysis Through December 31, 2009, American Bar Association, Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources, Superfund and Natural Resource Damages Litigation Committee Newsletter, Volume 5, Number 10, Authors: Andrew W. Homer, Averil M. Edwards, 2010

    Coal Mine Safety Regulation in China and the USA, Journal of Contemporary Asia, 39(03), pp. 424 - 439, Author: Andrew W. Homer, 2009

    Red Sky at Morning: the Horizon for Corporations, Crew Members, and Corporate Officers as the United States Continues Aggressive Criminal Prosecution of Intentional Pollution From Ships, 32 Tul. Mar. L.J. 149, Author: Andrew W. Homer, 2007

    Second Circuit Limits COGSA Strict Liability for Shippers of Dangerous Goods in Contship Containerlines, Ltd. v. PPG Industries, Inc., 31 Tul. Mar. L.J. 199, Author: Andrew W. Homer, 2006

    State of California
    J.D., Tulane University Law School, 2008
    magna cum laude, Senior Notes and Comments Editor, Tulane Maritime Law Journal, Environmental Law Clinic, Certificate in Environmental Law
    B.A., Hobart College, 2000
    Dean's Scholar

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