Environmental Law

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About the Section

Founded in 2010, the Environmental, Land Use and Sustainability Section has steadily grown and consistently provides our members with quality educational and networking opportunities focused on land use, environmental law, and sustainability issues.

The Environmental Law Section offers several MCLE programs each year covering a wide range of environmental topics, including issues relating to air, water, litigation, waste management, natural resources, endangered species, toxics, climate change, land use and CEQA (California Environmental Quality Act).

The Section also sponsors an annual “Meet Your Regulators” event, providing our members with an opportunity to network with regulators from environmental agencies such as the Environmental Protection Agency, Department of Toxic Substances Control, Regional Water Quality Control Board, Alameda County Environmental Health Department, Port of Oakland, and more, in a relaxed, casual setting.

The Environmental Law Executive Committee is dedicated to supporting efforts to green your business, and encourages you to sign the Eco Pledge and share it with your colleagues.

To join the section, please contact our Membership Department at (510) 302-2200 or
Executive Committee

Beth Koh


Environmental General Counsel LLP
2120 University Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94704

Gwen Caviness

Gwen Caviness

Vice Chair

Managing Scientist
475 14th Street, Suite 400
Oakland, CA 94612
(510) 268-5016

Lydia Dorrance

Lydia R. Dorrance, Ph.D.


Senior Scientist
Geosyntec Consultants
(510) 285-2706

Stuart Block

Stuart Block


Stice & Block LLP
2335 Broadway Ste 201
Oakland, CA 94612

Summer Nastich

Summer L. Nastich


Nastich Law
2341 Derby Street
Berkeley, CA 94705
(415) 794-4210


Patrick Tuck


Wendel Rosen LLP
1111 Broadway Street, 24th Floor
Oakland, CA 94607
(510) 834-6600

Caitlin B. Wiley-Walker

Caitlin B. Wiley-Walker


Associate Attorney
Wactor & Wick LLP
3640 Grand Avenue, Suite 200
Oakland, CA 94610
(510) 465-5750


Hadassah Hayashi

Staff Liaison

Deputy Director
1000 Broadway, Suite 290
Oakland, CA 94607
(510) 302-2200