LOS ANGELES, CA – Sidley Austin LLP is pleased to announce that Maureen Gorsen has joined the firm in Los Angeles as a partner in its Environmental practice. She joins Sidley from Alston & Bird, where she was a partner in the firm’s Environment, Land Use & Natural Resources practice.
Ms. Gorsen has extensive experience defending clients in a wide array of federal and state environmental enforcement actions involving air quality, waste and stormwater, chemical regulation, California’s AB 32 and Proposition 65, product liability, food packaging, and tax and business regulations. She also devotes a significant portion of her practice to regulatory issues, advising clients on environmental, tax, financial, supply chain, and consumer products regulatory matters. Ms. Gorsen also works with clients to develop policies to minimize product liability risk and meet conflict minerals, anti-slavery and human trafficking and sustainability requirements.
Previously, Ms. Gorsen spent more than ten years in three pivotal state government roles: Director of the California Department of Toxic Substances Control, General Counsel of the California Environmental Protection Agency, and General Counsel of the California Natural Resources Agency. These roles provided Ms. Gorsen tremendous breadth in terms of her knowledge of and experience in virtually all aspects of environmental law.