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Jill E.C. Yung

Associate, Environmental and Energy Practice
T 1(415) 856-7230
F 1(415) 856-7330
Jill Yung is an associate in the Real Estate practice of Paul Hastings and is based in the firm’s San Francisco office. She is also a member of the firm’s Environmental practice.

Recent Representations

  • Utility-scale solar developers, brownfields developers, hazardous waste handlers, recycling facilities, and manufacturers in a variety of industries on a wide range of complex counseling, compliance, and litigation matters involving environmental, renewable energy, and natural resource issues
  • Regulatory compliance issues under various federal and state statutes (CERCLA (liability for releases of contamination), RCRA (hazardous waste management and liability), FIFRA (pesticides), CWA and the California Porter-Cologne Water Quality Control Act, ESA, NHPA, NEPA, and CEQA
  • Utility-scale solar developers in environmental review and permitting processes for private and public-land projects; directly represented developers before the U.S. Bureau of Land Management, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and environmental stakeholders
  • Negotiation of settlement agreements in state and federal court, including enforcement actions under the California Unfair Competition Law
  • Handling permitting and enforcement matters arising under state and federal environmental laws (e.g., defense of water rights permits and licenses, interpretation, and modifications of hazardous waste facility permits)
  • Drafting legislation and bill analysis in support of client objectives
  • Meeting with government agencies and project stakeholders on behalf of developers
  • Environmental due diligence aspects of real estate transactions involving contaminated, or potentially contaminated, property

Speaking Engagements and Publications

  • Co-authored SB 43: Planting Seeds in Community Solar Gardens, Daily Journal: New California Laws (2014), at p. 66
  • Co-authored California Resuscitates Local Authority For Brownfield Sites, Law360 (Oct. 29, 2013)
  • Authored California Extends the Reach of Renewables, Law360 (Oct. 22, 2013)
  • Moderator, Land Opportunities: The Big Win, CSP Today, 6th Concentrated Solar Thermal Power Conference & Exhibition (June 28, 2012)
  • Moderator, BLM’s Solar PEIS & the Future of Solar on Public Lands, Infocast Webinar (Apr. 3, 2012)
  • Co-authored Brownfields Redevelopment at Closed Military Bases, in James B. Witkin, Environmental Aspects of Real Estate and Commercial Transactions: From Brownfields to Green Buildings (4th ed. 2011)

Professional and Community Involvement

  • Admitted to practice law in California
  • Admitted to practice before the United States District courts for the Northern, Central, and Southern Districts of California and the Ninth Circuit
  • Legislation Committee Member, California State Bar Environmental Law Section, 2008-present
  • Board Member, California Association of Student Councils, 2006-2007
  • Managing Editor of the Northwestern Law Review, where she published her note as well as an article with the Seton Hall Law Review.


  • Northwestern University School of Law, J.D. (magna cum laude and Order of the Coif), 2005
  • Dartmouth College, A.B., 1999