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Mark D. Herman

Mark Herman advises policyholders on insurance coverage and represents clients in complex commercial litigation and arbitration, with a focus on insurance coverage disputes. He has helped clients reach favorable resolutions of a wide variety of insurance claims, including property, business interruption, products liability and mass torts, directors and officers liability (D&O), errors and omissions and professional liability (E&O), cyber, aviation, trade credit, and political risk claims.

Last week, California Governor Jerry Brown signed the Clean Energy and Pollution Reduction Act of 2015.  The law establishes ambitious energy efficiency and renewable energy goals for California, including increasing from 33% to 50% the procurement of California’s electricity from renewable sources and doubling the energy efficiency savings through energy efficiency and conservation.


On December 30, 2014, the California Office of Administrative Law approved permanent regulations issued by that state’s Department of Conservation, Division of Oil, Gas and Geothermal Resources (“Division”) governing fracking.  The regulations follow the Division’s final interim regulations (effective January 1, 2014), which we discussed here, and further implement California’s fracking statute (SB 4),