Lisa Bond is a shareholder and is the Chair of the Environmental and Energy Department at Richards, Watson & Gershon.
Ms. Bond specializes in environmental litigation, including prosecution and defense of contaminated property cleanups, cost recovery cases and environmental insurance coverage claims. Ms. Bond has handled major litigation arising under CERCLA, RCRA, the Clean Water Act, the Oil Pollution Act and Proposition 65 and has acted as lead attorney for joint defense groups in complex multiparty litigation. Ms. Bond handled the leading case on the "passive migration" issue heard by an en banc panel of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in an action alleging environmental contamination resulting from storm water. Ms. Bond also handles NPDES issues and brownfields projects.
Ms. Bond represents clients on a wide variety of complex business litigation, employment litigation, real estate issues, pipeline franchise matters and utility users' tax disputes.
Ms. Bond is admitted to practice in the United States Supreme Court, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and the Central, Eastern, Northern and Southern Districts of California.
Ms. Bond is a past Chair of the Executive Committee of the Environmental Section of the Los Angeles County Bar. Ms. Bond also served as a member of the Executive Committee of the Environmental Law Section of the State Bar of California.