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Edward Firestone is "Of Counsel" to the firm.  He was admitted to the bar in 1973 after completing his education at Stanford University and the University of Minnesota. Mr. Firestone was a principal consultant and chief executive officer of a leading environmental consulting firm which uniquely qualifies  him to manage matters involving scientific issues and environmental law.

Admitted to the bar:
1973, California

Stanford University (J.D. 1973), Honors: Hilmer Oehlmann Jr. Prize for Legal Writing
University of Minnesota (B.A. 1970 Magna Cum Laude), Honors: Phi Beta Kappa, Dean's List, Frelin Scholarship, Alliss Scholarship
attended University of Pennsylvania, 1966 - 1967

Prior Employment:
Geomatrix Consultants, President (1994-1997)
General Electric Company (Counsel in Remediation and Nuclear Energy, General Counsel of semiconductor subsidiary of General Electric, Intersil, Inc, 1973-1994).

Co-author: Remedy Selection in the 1990's - From Superfund to Brownfields, Environmental Law Institute at Yosemite, Environmental Law Section of the State Bar of California, 1995.
Co-author: The Admissibility of Scientific Evidence: A Perspective on Toxic Tort Litigation, Environmental Law Update, Practicing Law Institute, 1992.
Author: Regulatory Quicksand - No Power for Tomorrow, Stanford Lawyer, Vol. 15, No. 1, Winter/Spring 1979/80.

Speeches and Presentations:
"Natural Resource Damages: The Sleeping Giant of Environmental Liability," Policyholder Advisor Conference, November, 1998.

"Environmental Law: Brownfields Approaches Facilitate Property Transactions," American Bar Association Corporate Practice Conference, January 1997.

"Environmental Insurance Coverage in California: Selecting and Using Environmental Experts," National Business Institute, October 1996.

"Law and Consulting: Where are the Ethical Gray Areas?," Key Environmental Issues in US EPA Region IX, American Bar Association Section of Natural Resources, Energy, and Environmental Law, May 1996.

"Environmental Assessments in Acquisitions," Far East Environmental Laws & Regulations: Liability, Protection & Compliance Strategies, Government Institutes, Inc., December 1995.

"Environmental Claims and Management: A Pro's Perspective," Fresno County Bar Association, Real Property Law Section, November 1995.

"From Brown to Green: Evaluating and Applying Technology to Heal the Cities," Environmental Law Institute at Yosemite, Environmental Law Section of the State Bar of California, October 1995.

"Hot Topics in Environmental Law - Fear of Cancer," Practicing Law Institute, January 1994.

"Environmental Law Update - Developments in Toxic Tort Law," Practicing Law Institute, October 1992.

"Perspectives on Private Cost Recovery Actions," Sixth Annual Super Symposium on Environmental Law, Los Angeles County Bar Association Environmental Law Section, February 1992.

"Judicial Review, Including the Table S-3 Case," Atomic Industrial Forum Annual Legal Conference, May 1983.

"Quality Assurance and Enforcement: A Vendor's Perspective," American Law Institute/American Bar Association Course on Atomic Energy Licensing and Regulation, September 1982.

"Government Regulation of Business in the 1980's," Conference on Business, Environment, and Public Policy, American Assembly of Collegiate Schools of Business, July 1981.

Board of Directors, Sustainable Business Forum (1998-present); Board of Directors, CerOx Corporation (1998-present); Vice-Chair, Ethics Committee, American Bar Association Section of Natural Resources, Energy, and Environmental Law, 1996 - 1998; Visiting Scholar, Department of Engineering, Stanford University, 1988; Board of Visitors, Stanford University (1973-1976).

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