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.

Upcoming Events

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

2015 Environmental Regulator’s Reception

Environmental Law February 2016 e-Newsletter – Read the Full Newsletter Here

  1. Message from the Chair
  2. Lunch Hour Seminar (February 17th Noon) – What Every Lawyer Needs to Know About CEQA + New Supreme Court CEQA Developments
  3. Reception (April 20th 5:30 p.m.) – 6th Annual Environmental Regulators Reception
  4. The Drought – Yes! It’s raining, but what has happened to our DROUGHT?
  5. Interview with Judge Grillo – Interview with Alameda County Judge Grill regarding CEQA Litigation
  6. 2016 Environmental Law Section Executive Committee

The Executive Committee

Summer L. Nastich

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

Summer Nastich
Phillip H. Babich

Reed Smith
101 Second Street, Suite 1800
San Francisco, CA 94105
(415) 659-5654

Phillip Babich
Patrick Hubbard

501 14th Street, 3rd Floor
Oakland, CA 94612
(510) 874-7099, ext. 7013

Patrick Hubbard
Jason W. Holder

Holder Law Group
339 15th Street, Suite 202
Oakland, CA 94612
(510) 338-3759

Jason Holder
Wendy Manley

Wendel Rosen Black & Dean LLP
1111 Broadway, 24th Floor
Oakland, CA 94607

Wendy Manley
Adam Regele

Meyers Nave
555 12th St., Suite 1500
Oakland, CA 94607

Hadassah Hayashi

Membership & Education Manager
1000 Broadway, Suite 480
Oakland, CA 94607
(510) 302-2200

Hadassah Hayashi