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Robert P. Hoffman

Senior Counsel, Real Estate Department


Robert Hoffman is a senior counsel in the Energy and Environment Group of Paul Hastings and is based in the firm's San Francisco office.

His practice focuses on compliance counseling, regulatory and legislative advocacy, enforcement defense and project development work on behalf of regional and national clients on energy and environmental issues.

Mr. Hoffman’s environmental practice includes chemical management, waste management, property cleanup, air and water quality, California Environmental Quality Act, pesticide registration, and California energy law.  He has represented both large and small clients before regulatory agencies at every level of government. 

Prior to joining Paul Hastings, Mr. Hoffman was Chief of Staff of the California Environmental Protection Agency and Chief Counsel of the California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) from 1994–1998, where he managed the Office of Legal Counsel and Criminal Investigations.

Mr. Hoffman received his B.A. degree from the University of California in Los Angeles in 1977, and his J.D. degree from the University of San Diego, School of Law in 1981.

Practice Areas

Environment and Energy
Government Affairs
Land Use




California Bar


University of San Diego, School of Law, J.D. 1981
University of California, Los Angeles, B.A. 1977

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