Alston & Bird LLP
Jeff Carlin focuses his practice on complex litigation involving the environment and land use entitlements, as well as environmental permitting and compliance matters. Jeff advises clients and litigates cases implicating various state and federal environmental laws such as CERCLA, the Clean Water Act, state water quality laws, planning and zoning laws, and the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA).
Jeff represents clients in site clean-ups at federal and state Superfund sites involving a range of facilities including mixed-use landfills, manufacturing plants, and other industrial operations. Additionally, he has significant experience litigating CERCLA cost-recovery and contribution actions. Jeff also counsels clients to ensure that documents prepared in compliance with CEQA and other environmental statutes can be defended in subsequent litigation.
Jeff frequently defends project approvals in trial and appellate courts, and represents petitioners challenging administrative decisions. His environmental litigation experience includes defending public nuisance and product liability cases involving environmental contamination claims made against product manufacturers.
Jeff received his J.D. from the University of Southern California, where he was a member of the Order of the Coif and the Southern California Law Review.