Denise Fellers

Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP

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Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP


Denise G. Fellers focuses her practice on environmental law, with an emphasis on litigation relating to groundwater contamination, including cost recovery and mass toxic tort litigation. She has experience in litigation under a variety of state and federal environmental laws, such as the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA), and litigation under the state counterparts, such as the California Hazardous Substance Account Act (HSAA). Denise also has experience with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), and California’s Proposition 65. Most of Denise’s cases involve litigation in both state and federal courts, including the strategic management of discovery issues, such as pre-litigation investigations, depositions, written discovery, preparing expert witnesses, and resolving various discovery disputes. Denise also has experience in the drafting and arguing of case dispositive motions and extensive experience in pre-trial issues including preparing exhibit lists, witness lists, motions in limine, designation and counter-designation of deposition testimony, and direct and cross-examination of expert witnesses. SELECTED REPRESENTATIONS Represented a large chemical company in toxic tort litigation filed in Los Angeles involving hexavalent chromium Represented an aerospace company in large, multiparty cost recovery litigation involving CERCLA, RCRA and state equivalents Represented a Fortune 500 Company in a large toxic tort case involving TCE and perchlorate Represented an oil and gas company in CEQA litigation involving a large oil field Represented an aerospace company in challenging the actions of the State Water Resources Control Board and the Regional Water Quality Control Board Involved in litigation against a city to enforce mitigation measures that the city refused to acknowledge AWARDS AND AFFILIATIONS Vice Chair of Programming, American Bar Association – Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources (Environmental Litigation and Toxic Torts) Executive Committee, Environmental Law Section of the Los Angeles County Bar Association American Bar Association, Environmental and Toxic Torts section California State Bar, Environmental Law section Association of Business Trial Lawyers, Los Angeles Chapter Super Lawyers, Rising Star (Southern California) (2010-2013) Phi Beta Kappa Editor-in-Chief, UCLA Women’s Law Journal ADMISSIONS California US District Court for the Central District of California EDUCATION University of California, Los Angeles School of Law, 2002, Juris Doctor University of California, Los Angeles, 1999, Bachelor of Arts, Summa Cum Laude SERVICES Environmental Counseling & Litigation Litigation, Regulation & Investigations


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