Member Information

Kevin Poloncarz

Covington & Burling LLP

Salesforce Tower, Suite 5400
San Francisco, CA94105

Kevin Poloncarz co-chairs Covington's Environmental and Energy Practice Group and its Energy Industry Group. He focuses on regulatory, litigation and policy matters involving climate change, air quality and clean energy, often on behalf of major power companies. He has deep knowledge of the carbon market and helps clients advance carbon reduction opportunities. In his free time, he enjoys taking care of his vegetable garden, hobby orchard and small flock of chickens in the Napa Valley.

Work Phone:
(415) 591-7070

EPA Region:
Region 9 - (AZ, CA, HI, NV, and certain territories)
Regent status:
Year of induction:
Hobart College, BA, summa cum laude, 1995 University of Chicago Law School, JD, 1998
California Illinois (inactive)
Court Admissions:
Supreme Court of the United States U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California
Professional Societies and Organizations:
Environmental Law Institute, Board of Directors Center for Applied Environmental Law and Policy, Board of Directors NYU Law School Institute for Policy Integrity, Advisory Board
Representative Publications:
For Richer, for Poorer The California, Ontario and Quebec Carbon Market, 49 No. 5 ABA Trends 6 (May-June 2018)
Citations of Major Published Cases:
American Lung Association v. EPA, --- F.3d ---, 2021 WL 162579 (D.C. Cir. 2021) United States. v. California, 444 F.Supp.3d 1181 (E.D. Cal. 2020) United States v. California --- F.Supp. ---, 2020 WL 4043034 (E.D. Cal. 2020) California v. EPA, 940 F.3d 1342 (D.C. Cir. 2019) In re Murray Energy Corp. v. EPA, 788 F.3d 330 (D.C. Cir. 2015) Chabot-Las Positas Community College Dist. v. EPA, 482 Fed.Appx. 219 (9th Cir. 2012) In re Russell Energy Center, LLC, 15 E.A.D. 1 (EPA Env. Appeals Board, 2010)