Olivia Molodanof

Olivia Molodanof

San Francisco

Email [email protected]​hoganlovells.com

Phone +1 415 374 2461

Fax +1 415 374 2499

Practice groupGlobal Regulatory

Olivia Molodanof is a critical member of the team when assisting clients with environmental issues involving regulation, compliance, enforcement, and litigation.

Olivia's practice focuses on environmental enforcement defense of corporations, municipalities, and individuals. She advises clients in responding to environmental incidents, federal and state litigation, administrative actions and appeals, citizen suits, and crisis management.

She has been responsible for taking depositions, working closely with experts, coordination of major document productions, information requests issued under federal and state law, managing witness interviews, and providing on-scene support in the aftermath of an energy storage facility incident. She also assists clients in negotiating site remediation cleanup and cost-recovery matters, including at major Superfund sites in Environmental Protection Agency Regions 9 and 10.

Olivia is passionate about her pro bono work at the firm, particularly voting rights and election law, immigration, and environmental justice issues.

While in law school at UC Hastings, Olivia was a judicial extern for the Honorable A. James Robertson II of the Superior Court of California. She also served as the Executive Manager of the Hastings Environmental Law Journal and was a board member of the Alternative Dispute Resolution Team.

Awards and recognitions

2017, 2019

Outstanding Volunteer Award
Justice & Diversity Center of the San Francisco Bar

Education and admissions


J.D., University of California, Hastings College of Law, 2019

B.S., California Polytechnic State University, 2016


Member, Bar Association of San Francisco

Member, National LGBTQ+ Bar Association

Sub-Committee Co-Chair, Law Firm Antiracism Alliance's Environmental Justice Working Group

Bar admissions and qualifications


Court admissions

U.S. District Court, Northern District of California

U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California

U.S. District Court, Southern District of California

U.S. District Court, Central District of California

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