Peter Duchesneau

Partner at Manatt, Phelps & Phillips LLP

Peter Duchesneau

Peter Duchesneau

Partner at Manatt, Phelps & Phillips LLP

Biography

Pete Duchesneau’s practice focuses on most aspects of environmental law involving litigation, administrative proceedings, regulatory compliance and business transactions. He handles complex environmental litigation in federal and state courts, including climate change, CERCLA, RCRA, Clean Water Act, products liability, toxic tort, and Proposition 65 actions, among others. Pete has significant experience with emerging chemicals and drinking water contamination.

In addition to litigation, Pete counsels clients on regulatory compliance involving such matters as green chemistry, Proposition 65, the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act, FIFRA/pesticides, OSHA, TSCA, RoHS, air quality, climate change, SMCRA, wastewater and hazardous waste; and has successfully represented clients before administrative agencies, including the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the California Regional Water Quality Control Board, the California Department of Toxic Substances Control, and the South Coast Air Quality Management District. He also advises on corporate and real estate transactions, brownfields, and environmental due diligence as well as with regard to environmental auditing.

Prior to being an attorney, Pete was an engineer with an international environmental consulting firm where he performed work for the U.S. EPA, the California Department of Toxic Substances Control, and the DOD, among other clients. He later left consulting to join the corporate environmental management office of a Fortune 100 company, where he headed efforts to work with policymakers in the development of environmental laws and regulations and managed air toxics and Superfund programs.

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Education
J.D.
Class of 1993

Southwestern Law School (formerly known as Southwestern University School of Law and Southwestern College of Law) is a private, ABA-accredited law school located in Mid-Wilshire, Los Angeles, in the U.S. state of California, with about 1,000 students. Its campus includes the Bullocks Wilshire building, an art deco National Register of Historic Places landmark built in 1929. Southwestern is an independent law school with no affiliation to any undergraduate university. It has been an American Bar Association approved law school since 1970.

B.S. in Chemical Engineering
Class of 1985

The University of Rhode Island (commonly referred to as URI) is the principal public research as well as the land grant and sea grant university for the state of Rhode Island. Its main campus is located in the village of Kingston in southern Rhode Island. Additionally, smaller campuses include the Feinstein Campus in Providence, the Narragansett Bay Campus in Narragansett, and the W. Alton Jones Campus in West Greenwich.

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State Bar is currently governed by a 23-member Board of Trustees.State Bar of California is by far the largest state bar in the country. Nearly 179,000 State Bar members actively practice law in California, while the rest retain their licenses as inactive members.State Bar of California is the only state bar in the nation with independent professional judges dedicated to ruling on attorney discipline cases. The independent State Bar Court hears the charges and has the power to recommend that the California Supreme Court suspend or disbar those attorneys found to have committed acts of professional misconduct or convicted of serious crimes. For lesser offenses, it may issue public or private reprovals.

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The mission of the Los Angeles County Bar Association is to meet the professional needs of Los Angeles lawyers and advance the administration of justice.

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Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP is a law firm headquartered in Los Angeles, CA. It represents clients in health care, financial services, entertainment, media and advertising, real estate, technology, energy and natural resources, consumer goods and services and transportation. Its services include administrative law, advertising litigation, antitrust, unfair competition, taxation, employee benefits, global compensation, securities litigation, healthcare litigation, financial services litigation, and entertainment & media litigation. The firm was founded in 1965.

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Member Emeritus, Board of Trustees
2007 - Prior

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society® (LLS) is a global leader in the fight against cancer. The LLS mission: Cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families. LLS funds lifesaving blood cancer research around the world, provides free information and support services, and is the voice for all blood cancer patients seeking access to quality, affordable, coordinated care. The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society is a 501(c)(3) organization, and all monetary donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by tax laws.

Member, Board of Trustees
2006 - 2013
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Southwestern Law School (formerly known as Southwestern University School of Law and Southwestern College of Law) is a private, ABA-accredited law school located in Mid-Wilshire, Los Angeles, in the U.S. state of California, with about 1,000 students. Its campus includes the Bullocks Wilshire building, an art deco National Register of Historic Places landmark built in 1929. Southwestern is an independent law school with no affiliation to any undergraduate university. It has been an American Bar Association approved law school since 1970.

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Southwestern Law School (formerly known as Southwestern University School of Law and Southwestern College of Law) is a private, ABA-accredited law school located in Mid-Wilshire, Los Angeles, in the U.S. state of California, with about 1,000 students. Its campus includes the Bullocks Wilshire building, an art deco National Register of Historic Places landmark built in 1929. Southwestern is an independent law school with no affiliation to any undergraduate university. It has been an American Bar Association approved law school since 1970.

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Heritage Commerce Corp., Heritage Bank of Commerce - San Jose, California purchase Presidio Bank

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Pacific Premier Bancorp, Inc. purchases Heritage Oaks Bancorp

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Axalta Coating Systems Ltd. purchases Dura Coat Products, Inc.

Awards & Honors
2020
Best Lawyers - The Best Lawyers in America
2019
Best Lawyers - The Best Lawyers in America
2018
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