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Stacey P. Geis

United States Attorney's Office

San Francisco, CA, USA


  Ms. Geis is an Assistant United States Attorney at the U.S. Attorney’s Office in San Francisco and is the Office’s Environmental Crimes Coordinator. She was hired in March 2004 with a specific mandate to strengthen the Office’s environmental enforcement program. Since that time, she has criminally prosecuted dozens of pollution cases, including the 2007 Cosco Busan oil spill, as well as wildlife and fisheries cases. She prosecutes both individuals and corporations for environmental violations. Before joining USDOJ, Ms. Geis spent five years as the Senior Prosecutor for the State of California’s Environmental Circuit Prosecutor Project. In that position, she handled over 100 criminal and civil environmental cases. She teaches environmental enforcement throughout the United States and has written several articles on the subject. Since 2004, she has been a member of the Department of Justice’s Environmental Crimes Policy Committee. Prior to working for the government, Ms. Geis was an associate at the law firm of Pillsbury, Madison & Sutro in San Francisco where she practiced environmental compliance and litigation. She did her undergraduate work at Brown University and received her juris doctorate from the University of Virginia School of Law in 1994. From 1994-1995, she was law clerk to the Honorable Samuel Conti of the Northern District of California in San Francisco.

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