William Funderburk is an environmental lawyer with a keen understanding of the how to deal with the critical issues that our nation faces today. Since 2013 Mr. Funderburk has served as the Vice President of the Board of Commissioners for the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, and he has been managing partner in the Los Angeles office of a California business litigation and counseling firm, Castellon & Funderburk LLP, which he co founded in 1999. Based in Los Angeles, Mr. Funderburk is known for being a visionary when it comes to everything from sustainability to renewables to clean tech to water quality. Mr. Funderburk has been a key force in handling the water crisis in Los Angeles, California and around the Country including playing a lead negotiating role in the historic multiagency settlement of the Owens Lake PM-10 dust control dispute. He also played a key role as LADWP liaison in finalizing agreements to expand the Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator. He has advised clients on drafting environmental legislation and regulations on groundbreaking issues such as reducing lead drinking water in California, establishing net metering for stationary, hydrogen powered fuel cells and counseling early stage companies on renewables, water, air and soil remediation technologies.
On a national level, William has counseled clients on appearances before Congress and a number of federal councils under the jurisdiction of the White House. The agencies range from the White House Council on Environmental Quality, Departments of Energy, Interior, State, and Defense to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
Mr. Funderburk has published various articles regarding California storm water regulations, clean power and distributed generation, Superfund reform and insurance recovery for environmental liabilities. He also speaks as an expert in environmental compliance, having given over 150 speeches in Washington, D.C. and California.
Mr. Funderburk is a member of the California State Bar and District of Columbia Bar. He graduated from Yale University (B.A. in Engineering and Applied Science) and Georgetown University Law Center (J.D.). He was born in Washington, D.C. and lives in Los Angeles, California with his wife and two daughters.