Publications

  1. Consent Decrees and Settlement Agreements May Be in Serious Jeopardy

    The United States Supreme Court has granted review in an environmental contamination case that is anticipated to have significant impacts on the regulation of toxic waste sites, environmental litigation, private property rights, the viability of settlement agreements and Consent Orders and insurance of contaminated sites.

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  2. THE HEAT IS ON: Environmental Litigation in the Age of Climate Change

    The warnings are dire. The world has warmed 1°C since the industrial revolution and is on track for a 1.5°C rise before the end of this century. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) recently estimated that the world must reach “net zero CO2 emissions globally by 2050” to limit warming to 1.5°C and avoid worst case scenario outcomes.

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  3. Why Lawyers Shouldn’t Put a Fork in Bitcoin

    Legal technology aficionados took notice last month when a segment of the bitcoin community created a hard fork to accommodate a “block” size increase in the hopes of facilitating transaction capacity growth. That fork created “Bitcoin Cash,” a cryptocurrency that is distinct from the main bitcoin blockchain. What does this mean and why are bitcoin and blockchain relevant to the practice of law? Managing Partner Noel Edlin explores the topic in this Law Technology Today article.

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  4. Virtual Reality Revolutionizing the Practice of Law

    Managing Partner Noel Edlin is keenly interested in how virtual reality will revolutionize the practice of law. Noel explores this topic in an article from the December 12, 2016 edition of Law Technology Today, an online resource for the legal community provided by the American Bar Association.

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News

  1. BEHB Partners Shine on 2019 Super Lawyers List

    Five Bassi Edlin Huie & Blum partners were recognized in the 2019 issue of Super Lawyers Magazine. For several successive years, the publication has included all four of the firm's name partners, Marte J. Bassi, Noel Edlin, Jeremy D. Huie, and Fred M. Blum. Bassi has repeatedly earned distinction for his achievements in Personal Injury Defense since 2004.


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  2. Noel Edlin Speaking at Perrin Conferences Environmental Risk & Litigation Conference

    On June 18 Managing Partner and Environmental Litigator Noel Edlin will participate on a panel exploring the emerging environmental risks associated with the agriculture industry. Noel will discuss how using pesticides and antimicrobials to combat citrus greening and other crop blights solves one problem by killing the pest, but causes a dangerous new problem in the ecosystem -- antibiotic resistance.


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  3. BEHB Speakers Featured on Two EECMA Panels

    Every year since 2013 the Emerging and Environmental Claims Managers Association (EECMA) Conference Steering Committee has invited BEHB attorneys to speak on a cutting-edge environmental law or toxic tort topic. This year, BEHB attorneys are featured on two EECMA panels.


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  4. Hagström and Poppler Presenting Environmental Ethics CLE at AIRROC

    Bassi Edlin Huie & Blum Partners Earl L. Hagström and Erin K. Poppler are speaking at AIRROC's Spring Membership Meeting in New York City on March 6. Their presentation will focus on the complicated ethical conflicts that arise in environmental contamination matters. Session attendees will be eligible for a coveted ethics CLE credit.

    Hagström and Poppler are both accomplished environmental trial attorneys. As a result of their extensive experience and knowledge, they are frequently invited to share their nuanced understanding of this complex area of the law through speaking engagements and published articles.


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Who We Are

Experienced

Founded by trial lawyers, Bassi Edlin Huie & Blum is a firm specializing in complex litigation.  With more than 100 trials to verdict, over 100 appeals, and thousands of mediations, we offer clients the unique blend of large firm experience and small firm agility.   Our Law & Motion Department delivers work product that frequently results in dismissals.  With every matter, we strive to achieve early resolution while keeping costs under control.

Diverse

Our belief that diverse perspectives result in the most innovative thinking is one of the cornerstones of our firm culture.  We work to advance diversity through recruitment, mentoring, and retention of top talent.  Our team is made up of people from backgrounds that are highly diverse in terms of culture, ethnicity, religion, gender, age, and sexual orientation.  Given the diversity of our own firm, we can bring fresh ideas and creative solutions to the table when helping clients confront their toughest legal issues.

Cutting-Edge

We invest in innovative technology and continuing education to work smarter and decrease costs.  To prepare for court, we work with experts and artists to craft powerful visual exhibits and use cutting-edge software to manage the e-discovery process.  Using predictive coding in conjunction with traditional e-discovery methods, we can review large document caches more quickly and accurately, while dramatically reducing litigation costs.

Service-Oriented

Serving a diverse nationwide clientele from our offices in San Francisco and Los Angeles, we are committed to exceeding our clients' expectations.  We look forward to working with you and welcome you to contact us anytime.