J.D., University of Michigan
Order of the Coif
B.S., Cornell University
Distinction and Honors
The Best Lawyers in America (2013–present)
Top Rated Business Litigation Attorney by Super Lawyers (2014–present)
Author, “Alternative Burdens May Come With Alternative Causes”, Law360 (2012)
Author, “A New Guide to Understanding Science in the Courtroom”, Law360 (2012)
Author, “A New (and Old) Twist on Preemption—the Regulatory Compliance Defense”, BNA’s Toxics Law Reporter (2010)
Author, “Obama and EPA Take on TSCA Reform”, Environmental Law Reporter (2010)
Author, “U.S. Supreme Court Addresses Availability of Cost-Benefit Analysis in Environmental Laws”, Mealey’s Pollution Liability Report (2009)
Author, “The Intersection of CPSIA and Wyeth”, Law360 (2009)
Author, “Nanotech Regulation: A Small Reminder to Look Before You Leap”, Bloomberg Law Reports (2008)
Author, “Precaution in Applying the Precautionary Principle”, Law360 (2008)
Author, “Pharmaceutical to Groundwater Contaminant: Perchlorate Gets A Raw Deal”, Emerging Toxic Torts (2007)
Author, “Perchlorate: Political Rocket fuel”, The Recorder’s Special Report Issue of the Environmental Law (2007)
Brett H. Oberst is a partner in the firm with 23 years of experience. Mr. Oberst represents a wide range of clients, from large multinational publicly traded companies to small privately owned businesses. His practice focuses on complex and high stakes matters that involve business, contract, and copyright disputes. He has successfully resolved claims at all stages of litigation, including trial and appeal.
Mr. Oberst also specializes in environmental law. His practice in this area includes representing clients in civil, criminal, and administrative proceedings related to soil contamination, groundwater contamination, air emissions, vapor intrusion, solid and hazardous wastes, toxic tort claims, cost-recovery claims, and Proposition 65 claims.
In addition to Mr. Oberst’s litigation practice, he represents and advises corporate and real estate clients on environmental issues, including in the context of mergers, joint ventures, acquisitions and dispositions, financing, and leases. He has extensive experience conducting environmental due diligence, working with environmental consultants on performing environmental investigations (such as Phase I and II assessments), negotiating environmental terms in transactions, and working with clients to comply with environmental laws and regulations.
Prior to joining Doll Amir & Eley LLP, Mr. Oberst practiced law at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP, where he was Of Counsel in the Litigation Department, and a member of the Environmental Litigation and Mass Tort Practice Group, and the Class Action and Complex Litigation Practice Group.
Mr. Oberst received a bachelor of science degree from Cornell University, where he graduated with distinction and honors. He received a law degree from the University of Michigan, where he graduated with honors and election to the Order of the Coif.
Mr. Oberst is a member of the State Bar of California, and the Los Angeles County Bar Association. He currently serves as an officer on the executive committee of the environmental law section of LACBA. He is also a member and past president of the board of directors for the University of Michigan Alumni Association Club of Los Angeles.