Sedina L. Banks

Partner
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Biography

Sedina Banks is a partner in Greenberg Glusker’s Environmental Group. Specializing in environmental compliance and litigation for almost 20 years, Sedina uses her experience to craft creative solutions to complex environmental problems. 

She counsels and represents a broad array of clients including property owners, municipalities, and companies in a wide range of environmental matters related to regulatory compliance, contaminated properties, CEQA, water quality, and air quality issues, and real estate transactional support. Sedina has represented clients in investigation, enforcement, and remedial matters involving the United States Environmental Protection Agency, the California Regional Water Quality Control Boards, California air districts, the California Department of Toxic Substances Control, and the California UST Fund. 

She has successfully negotiated settlements on behalf of her clients for greatly reduced penalties in matters involving water quality and air quality violations, including the successful dismissal of an environmental criminal action. Sedina has also litigated in federal and state courts at all stages, including obtaining favorable verdicts for her clients in two federal jury trials.

She also represents clients with consumer product and labeling matters including requirements pursuant to California’s Proposition 65, the Federal Trade Commission, and the Food and Drug Administration.

Professional Affiliations

  • Member, California State Bar Environmental Law Section
  • Member, Nevada State Bar Environmental Law Section
  • Member, Urban Land Institute

Awards

  • Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch, 2021–2022
  • Southern California Super Lawyers Rising Stars, 2009–2018

Bar Admissions

  • California
  • Nevada

Court Admissions

  • United States District Courts for the Central, Northern, Eastern and Southern Districts of California

Education

  • University of California, Davis School of Law  (J.D., 2003)
  • Claremont McKenna College  (B.A., cum laude, 2000)