Sudhir Burgaard

Contact Details


633 West 5th Street Suite 4000 Los Angeles, CA 90071


Sudhir is an environmental and commercial litigation attorney with Lewis Brisbois LLP. She has counseled and litigated for clients on a variety of natural resources and environmental laws, including the Clean Water Act, storm water control regulations, California’s Porter-Cologne Act, the federal and California Superfund statutes, the federal Resource Conservation and Recovery and California hazardous waste control laws, the National Environmental Policy Act, the California Environmental Quality Act, California’s Proposition 65, and the Endangered Species Act. Sudhir has represented private and municipal entities in infrastructure projects, including the construction of highways, mixed use developments, and coastal developments. Sudhir has prosecuted and defended public and private entities in three groundwater contamination cases. Sudhir has advised companies on compliance with industrial storm water discharge requirements under the Clean Water Act and state environmental laws.

Sudhir’s commercial litigation practice includes representing clients in breach of contract, malicious prosecution, fraud, shareholder derivative, unfair competition, trademark, and trade secrets actions. Sudhir has also represented clients in takings claims, Brown Act matters, and real estate disputes.

Sudhir earned a master’s in environmental law from The George Washington University Law School. During her time in the Washington, D.C., area, she clerked for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of the Interior.

Outside of the office, Sudhir enjoys cycling, hiking, traveling, and spending time with her family.



Environmental & Land Use; Complex Business & Commercial Litigation

Law Firm

Lewis Brisbois

Area of Practice

Administrative & Regulatory, Business Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Environmental & Land Use


State Bar Admissions: California, District of Columbia; United States District Courts: United States District Court for the Central District of California, United States District Court for the Eastern District of California, United States District Court for the Northern District of California, United States District Court for the Southern District of California; United States Courts of Appeals United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit United States Supreme Court

Professional Affiliations

Editor, Natural Resources & Environment Magazine, Section on Environment, Energy, and Resources, American Bar Association (2013–2017)


LL.M., The George Washington University Law School, 2012, Environmental Law; J.D., Southwestern University School of Law, 2008, cum laude; B.A., Princeton University, cum laude


Los Angeles