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Daily Journal Recognizes Britt Strottman Among State’s ‘Top Women Lawyers’

OAKLAND—The Daily Journal has named Meyers Nave Senior of Counsel Britt Strottman to its prestigious list of California’s “Top 75 Women Lawyers” for 2014. Britt was selected for her recent high-profile work as lead counsel for the City of San Bruno in multiple California Public Utilities Commission hearings, all related to the 2010 gas pipeline explosion that killed eight people, injured 66 and destroyed 38 homes in the city.

Britt, along with Meyers Nave principal Steven Meyers, has also represented the City of San Bruno for over three years in the National Transportation Safety Board federal investigation into the cause of the explosion.

San Bruno is advocating that the CPUC impose an unprecedented $2.45 billion penalty—what would be the highestfine against a utility in U.S. history—against Pacific Gas and Electric Company. Britt has assisted the City in winning several rulings holding PG&E accountable for the safety of its pipelines, including a record $14.35 million fine against the company for filing misleading records with the CPUC. Britt was on the negotiating team that obtained an unprecedented $70 million settlement from PG&E to support the City and community’s efforts to recover after the pipeline explosion.

In addition, Britt was lead counsel for the City of San Carlos in securing an order from the CPUC’s Safety and Enforcement Division to keep Pipeline 147 at a lower operating pressure pending a full investigation into its safety due to a previously undisclosed communication from PG&E that raised serious concerns about the safety of a pipeline in San Carlos. Britt successfully petitioned the CPUC administrative law judge to allow San Carlos to become an “Interested Party” in the ongoing CPUC proceedings related to PG&E and the 2010 San Bruno explosion.

Britt’s litigation experience includes serving as Senior Assistant Attorney General in the Ohio Attorney General’s Office,  where she was litigation counsel to the Supreme Court of Ohio, handled tobacco litigation, and securities class action litigation. She also served as a Deputy District Attorney in San Mateo County, where she handled 30 jury trials and more than 150 felony preliminary hearings. Britt received her B.A. from Vanderbilt University and her J.D. from the University of San Francisco.

 

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