Gregory S. Berlin

Berlin Gregory
Greg Berlin represents clients in environmental and natural resources matters at all stages of litigation in federal and state courts. Greg has litigated complex Endangered Species Act (ESA), National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), and California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) cases, both in support of and against the government. Several of these cases involved some of the most expansive federal and state water projects in the country. Additionally, Greg has notable experience with compliance and litigation defense under California's Proposition 65; he regularly defends clients against Proposition 65 private enforcement actions and advises clients on cost-effective approaches to Proposition 65 compliance.

Greg maintains a strong pro bono practice and sits on the board of directors of the AIDS Legal Referral Panel, the largest provider of free and low-cost legal assistance to persons living with HIV/AIDS. During law school Greg served as a Government Honors Law Clerk for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, a law clerk in the Natural Resources Section for the California Attorney General's Office, and a judicial extern to the Honorable Edward M. Chen of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California.




  • J.D. cum laude University of California, Hastings College of the Law 2016
    • Certificate in Environmental Law
    • Executive Symposium Editor, Hastings Law Journal
    • Judge Robert H. Schnacke Scholarship
    • Moot Court, Best Oral Advocate Award
  • B.A. Political Science summa cum laude The New School 2013

Bar Admissions

  • California

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court for the Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California

Professional Memberships and Activities

  • Association of California Water Agencies
  • Environmental Law Institute
  • California Lawyers Association, Environmental Law Section
  • The Bar Association of San Francisco
  • Bay Area Lawyers for Individual Freedom
  • Power Association of Northern California
  • Bay Planning Coalition
  • Member, Board of Directors, AIDS Legal Referral Panel