Jillian C. Bunyan

Philadelphia,  PA  U.S.A.

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Practice Areas

  • Environmental
  • Energy & Natural Resources
  • Global Energy & Infrastructure
Contact InfoTelephone: 215.988.7880
Fax: 215.988.7801
University Haverford College, B.A., English, 2008
Law SchoolColumbia Law School, J.D., 2011 Senior Editor, American Review of International Arbitration, Executive Editor, Ecology Law Quarterly
AdmittedPennsylvania; U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin; California

Professional & Community Involvement

•Member, American Bar Association, International Environmental Law Committee
•Member, Delaware Valley Environmental American Inn of Court


Jillian C. Bunyan focuses her practice on environmental and energy matters. She represents clients in litigation in state and federal courts and works on behalf of developers and corporations in connection with the acquisition, transfer, financing, and sale of contaminated real estate, including complex project redevelopments and environmental liability transfers. Jillian assists clients, domestically and internationally, with the development of alternative energy projects and policy.

Prior to joining the firm, Jillian handled air, waste, and toxics enforcement matters in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Office of Regional Counsel in Seattle, Washington.

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Press Releases

04.13.15 Greenberg Traurig Attorneys Speak at Pennsylvania Environmental Law Forum
03.24.15 Greenberg Traurig Partners with Drexel University for 'Taste of Law'
03.02.15 Greenberg Traurig's Jillian Bunyan to Present “Valuation of Distributed Solar” at Energy Symposium
01.12.15 Greenberg Traurig's Jillian C. Bunyan to Speak at Land Ownership and Access Rights Seminar
01.05.15 A Year in Review: Greenberg Traurig Philadelphia
11.14.14 Greenberg Traurig Philadelphia Receives Five First-Tier Rankings in U.S. News - Best Lawyers 2015 'Best Law Firms'
11.14.14 Greenberg Traurig's Environmental Practice Receives Top Tier Rankings in U.S. News - Best Lawyers 2015 'Best Law Firms' List
04.04.14 Greenberg Traurig's Jillian Bunyan Speaks at Edison Electric Institute Forum in Washington D.C.

Published Articles

08.01.14 Cross-Border Renewable Energy Projects: Sustainable Development and Investor Protection

Articles, Publications, & Lectures

•Speaker, Navigating Zoning and Permitting in the Philadelphia Restaurant Industry, Taste of Law with Greenberg Traurig, LLP, Drexel University Center for Hospitality & Sport Management, Philadelphia, PA, April 2015
•Author and Speaker, Industrial Water Intake and Wastewater Discharge, Pennsylvania Bar Institute, Environmental Law Forum, Harrisburg, PA, April 2015
•Speaker, Distributed Solar Photovoltaics: Pricing Mechanisms and Litigation Update, Energy Symposium, The Energy Authority, Atlantic Beach, FL, March 2015
•Speaker, Understanding Riparian and Water Rights, Determining Land Ownership and Access Rights, HalfMoon Seminars, Fort Washington, PA, January 2015
•Author, Cross-Border Renewable Energy Projects: Sustainable Development and Investor Protection, American Bar Association, Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources, Climate Change, Sustainable Development, and Ecosystems Committee Newsletter, Vol. 17, No. 2; International Environmental and Resources Law Committee Newsletter, Vol. 16, No. 3, August 29, 2014
•Co-Author, Incentives and Legal Risks for Green Building in Pennsylvania, 37 Pennsylvania Law Weekly 754, August 12, 2014 (Subscription)
•Mentioned, Greenberg Among Firms on Consol Deal: Business of Law, Bloomberg, October 29, 2013
•Author, Regulating Fracking: Local Zoning, States' Interests and New Cases, 36 Pennsylvania Law Weekly 488, May 21, 2013
•Speaker, Ordenacion de la Costa, Seminario del Conflicto Ambiental, International Court of Environmental Arbitration and Conciliation, Donostia-San Sebastian, Spain, July 2009

Noteworthy Experience

•Honors Attorney fellow, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 10, September 2011-October 2012

Reported CasesSignificant Representations: Represented a NJ power plant in a unanimous decision upholding its NJPDES permit.

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Actis Unveils $1.9 Billion Pan-African Renewable Energy Joint Venture
Jillian C. Bunyan, March 13, 2015
On Feb. 17, U.K. private equity firm Actis announced a $1.9 billion joint venture with energy developer Mainstream Renewable Power to build a series of wind and solar projects throughout Africa over the next three years. The joint-venture company, named Lekela Power, plans to produce between 700...

Valuation of Distributed Solar
Jillian C. Bunyan, March 3, 2015
Powering your home with clean energy generated from the solar panels on your roof and selling the excess energy to the utility are appealing prospects to those attuned to environmental, energy efficiency, and self-sufficiency considerations. It is not hard to see why solar distributed generation...

Environmental Regulation and Investor State Dispute Settlement Clauses - OceanaGold and El Salvador
Jillian C. Bunyan, January 16, 2015
Investor state dispute settlement ("ISDS") clauses in bilateral and regional investment treaties enable foreign corporations to sue a host country regarding regulations, policies, or court decisions. ISDS clauses were originally included in trade agreements and investment treaties in...
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Jillian C. Bunyan

2001 Market Street
PhiladelphiaPA 19103


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