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Eileen M. Nottoli

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Eileen M. Nottoli is of counsel in the firm's San Francisco office and practices in the area of environmental law with a focus on advising clients on compliance and transactions as well as representing clients in administrative enforcement and civil litigation. Eileen has extensive expertise in state and federal regulatory programs governing exposures to toxins including Proposition 65, and managing hazardous materials, hazardous wastes (including mining wastes and recycled materials), toxic air emissions, mold, wastewater, storm water, asbestos, lead, PCBs, wastewater recycling, and worker exposure. She has managed numerous environmental investigations and remediations for contaminated sites, mold and indoor air quality of buildings. She has managed corporate and real estate environmental due diligence in purchases, mergers, and acquisitions for developers, sellers, buyers and lenders. In addition, Eileen has prepared environmental compliance handbooks and compliance programs for clients. She has also managed human health risk assessments and developed compliance strategies. Representative clients include heavy industry, high tech industry, food producers, ice cream manufacturers, mines, consumer product manufacturers, commercial office building owners and managers, sellers and purchasers of real property, developers, lenders, retailers, and landfill owners.

Prior to joining Allen Matkins, Eileen was with the law firms of Beveridge & Diamond, LLP and Brobeck, Phleger & Harrison. From 1976-1988, she was a research chemist with Chevron Chemical and Chevron Research Companies where she managed the commercialization, fuel and lubricating oil additives, developed a commercial steam and gas turbine oil and formulated diesel fuel additives.

Eileen has been a guest lecturer on environmental compliance, Proposition 65, mold remediation, and recycling of wastewater.


  • American Chemical Society
  • California Section of the American Chemical Society, Chair (1984, 2009)
  • Association of Women in Water, Energy and Environment

Community Activities

  • East Bay Heritage Quilters
  • California American Chemical Society: chair (1984, 2009), counselor and high school teacher committee chair
  • Guide Dogs for the Blind, Puppy Socializer and Foster Care Provider 


  • Salute to Excellence, California American Chemical Society, 2010


Elieen received her J.D., with honors, from the University of San Francisco in 1988, her Ph.D. in chemistry from Northwestern University in 1976, and a B.Chem., with honors, from the University of Minnesota in 1971.

Bar Admissions

  • California