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 hadassah@acbanet.org.
Navigating the Requirements for Analyzing Climate Change Impacts Under CEQA
Navigating the Requirements for Analyzing Climate Change Impacts Under CEQA

Upcoming Events

Environmental Law Cases: Be surprised, amazed, and profoundly entertained!

New events are added regularly. Please visit the ACBA Calendar for more upcoming events. 

Environmental Law February 2016 e-Newsletter

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The Executive Committee


CHAIR
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VICE CHAIR
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SECRETARY
Vacant
 


 

 
MEMBER
Gwen Caviness
 


Managing Scientist
Exponent  
475 14th Street, Suite 400  
Oakland, CA 94612
gcaviness@exponent.com
(510) 268-5016  

 
MEMBER
Lydia R. Dorrance, Ph.D.  


Senior Scientist
Geosyntec Consultants
LDorrance@geosyntec.com
(510) 285-2706

 

 

MEMBER
Wendy Manley
 


Wendel Rosen LLP
1111 Broadway, 24th Floor
Oakland, CA 94607
wmanley@wendel.com

Wendy Manley
MEMBER
Summer L. Nastich


Nastich Law
2341 Derby Street
Berkeley, CA 94705
summer@nastichlaw.com
(415) 794-4210

MEMBER
Beth Koh


 

 
MEMBER
Stuart Block 


 

 
STAFF LIAISON
Hadassah Hayashi 


Deputy Director 
1000 Broadway, Suite 480
Oakland, CA 94607
hadassah@acbanet.org
(510) 302-2200

Hadassah Hayashi