David L. Mulliken

Retired Partner

David L. Mulliken was a partner in the San Diego and London offices and is the former chair of the European Litigation Department. He retired from the partnership in December 2008.

Mr. Mulliken practiced environmental law since the early 1970's, and represented clients in landmark cases at the federal and state levels, including the United States Supreme Court, before which he successfully argued United States v. Stringfellow, the seminal hazardous waste site case, and several landmark cases before the California Supreme Court, including Imperial County v. IT Corporation, Montrose Chemical Corp. of California v. Superior Court and Montrose Chemical Corp. of California v. Admiral Insurance Company.

Mr. Mulliken handled lawsuits and administrative enforcement proceedings involving air and water quality, hazardous waste and toxic substance management, Superfund site cleanups and natural resources damages claims, and environmental insurance coverage. He also spent considerable time in waste and energy project siting matters, and provided counseling on all types of environmental issues.

Bar Qualification

  • California


  • JD, University of Virginia School of Law, 1975
  • MBA, Dartmouth College, 1966
  • BA, Dartmouth College, 1965