California Commercial Litigation and Business Counseling Law Firm
Specialized in Proposition 65

William W. Funderburk, Jr. received his B.A. degree from Yale University in Engineering and Applied Science and his J.D. degree from Georgetown University Law Center. He is admitted to practice law in California, District of Columbia.

Mr. Funderburk handles government initiated and private party enforcement litigation and regulatory compliance. A nationally recognized authority on NPDES storm water compliance issues for over two decades, Mr. Funderburk broadened his practice to include all aspects of environmental administrative compliance and litigation under Proposition 65, CERCLA, RCRA, Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, TSCA and Endangered Species Act . His practice also extends to representing clients before most state, regional and local agencies in California including Boards of Supervisors, the State Assembly, the State Senate, the Governor's office, the California Energy Commission, the Franchise Tax Board, all air quality management districts, all regional water quality control boards and all agencies in the California Environmental Protection Agency. On the national level Mr. Funderburk has appeared before the U.S. Congress, various councils under the jurisdiction of the White House and government agencies ranging from the Departments of Energy, Interior, State and Defense to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

Mr. Funderburk has published various articles regarding alternate energy generation (CPUC departing load proceeding rulemaking); EPA and California storm water regulations; defense strategies in Proposition 65 litigation; Superfund cost recovery actions; and policyholder rights in insurance coverage and recovery cases. Mr. Funderburk also speaks as an expert in storm water litigation and compliance having given over 150 addresses/speeches to manufacturers, government entities and bar associations in Washington, D.C. and California.

William Funderburk rows crew for the Long Beach Rowing Association and Bulldog Rowing Club. He is married to neonatal nurse and mosaic artist Felicia (nee Kriner) Funderburk, the President of Fragments Mosaic Studio in Pottsville, PA and Los Angeles, CA. Mr. and Mrs. Funderburk have two daughters, Erika Fetterolf and Claire Funderburk.

Admitted to the bar:

1991, Pennsylvania and District of Columbia
1995, California.

Education:

Georgetown University Law Center - J.D.
Yale University - B.A., Engineering and Applied Science

Publications:

"Highly Charged: Utilities Commission Decision Will Aid Alternative-Energy Generation", William W. Funderburk Jr. and David Niebauer (2003)

"Changing Tide" by Scott D. Pinsky and William W. Funderburk, Jr. (August 8, 1997 issue of the Daily Journal)

"Commission Tries to Balance Needs of Power Users, Utilities", By David M. Niebauer and William W. Funderburk Jr. (The Daily Journal, November 13, 2002)

"Long Live Recycling" by William W. Funderburk, Jr. and Lisa J. Morelli. (June 16, 2000 issue of the Daily Journal)

"Defense Strategies in Proposition 65 Litigation", By William W. Funderburk, Jr. and Peter Muthig (Environmental Law Section of the State Bar of California, Vol. 9, No. 2 Spring 2000)

"Plaintiffs Injury Is Still the Focus To Evaluate Standing", By William Funderburk and Lisa Morelli (The Daily Journal, Feb 9, 2000)

"Retrospective Application of the Superfund Recycling Equity Act: A Brave New World for the Recycling Industry" by William W. Funderburk, Jr. and Lisa Morelli. (August 2000 issue of the California Environmental Law Reporter)

"California's Revised Industrial Storm Water Permit: A Practical Review of the Regulations and Their Enforcement" by William W. Funderburk, Jr. (Lead Article, June 1998 issue of the California Environmental Law Reporter)

"Expensive Favor?" by William W. Funderburk, Jr. and Ruben A. Castellon. (June 18, 1998 issue of the Daily Journal)

"Citizen Steel" by William W. Funderburk, Jr. and Ruben A. Castellon. (April 29, 1998 issue of the Daily Journal)

"Discharge Account" by William W. Funderburk, Jr. and Marisa Moret. (May 9, 1997 issue of the Daily Journal)

"Montrose Chemical Corp. v. Superior Court" by Richard A. Dongell and William W. Funderburk, Jr. (Case Commentary, January 1994 issue of the California Environmental Law Reporter)

"Catellus Development Corp. v. United States" by Lisa J. Morelli and William W. Funderburk, Jr. (Case Commentary, October 1993 issue of the California Environmental Law Reporter)

"California's Storm Water Regulation: A Practical Review of the Regulations and Their Enforcement" by William W. Funderburk, Jr. and Jonathan L. Blinderman (Lead Article, November 1993 issue of the California Environmental Law Reporter)

Appointed by:

  • California Insurance Commissioner, Environmental Liability Insurance Task Force (1992-1994)
  • US Environmental Protection Agency, National Phase II Storm Water Advisory Board (1992-1993)
    Los Angeles County District Attorney and Los Angeles City Attorney, Environmental Crimes Sentencing Task Force(1993-1995)
  • California Office of Planning and Research, Environmental Justice Legal Tack Force (2002-2003)
  • California Energy Commission, Public Interest Energy Research Program (Advisory Committee) to produce report: The Four Es of DG Policy in California: Energy, Environment, Economics, and Education
  • Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, Natural History Museum (Board of Trustees and Board of Governors, 2004-2006)
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association, Environmental Section (Executive Committee, 2006-2007)
  • Mayor of Los Angeles (confirmed by City Council), Board of Commisioners to the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (Vice President, 2013-present)

Affiliations:

  • District of Columbia Bar
  • State Bar of California (Environmental Section)
  • American Bar Association (Member, Sections on: Natural Resources Energy and Environmental Law)
  • Thompson Publishing National Stormwater Advisory Board (1994-present)
  • Board of Directors (1996-2001, counsel on merger with National Environmental Education Trust Fund), The EnvironMentors Project
  • Board of Directors, Wildlife On Wheels (Chairman, 1999-2003)
  • California Minority Counsel Program (Member, 2003-present; Steering Committee and Board of Directors (2004-2009))
  • Board of Directors, Roy W. Roberts II Watts/Willowbrook Boys & Girls Club (2011-present)
  • Board, Greater Wilshire Neighborhood Council (2012-present; Member, Land Use Committee, 2012-2014)