California Environmental, Land & Resources

For more than four decades, Latham & Watkins has helped clients doing business in California navigate virtually every discipline of environmental law to develop projects, complete transactions, grow their businesses, comply with laws, and resolve disputes.

Why Latham

Covering Every Environmental Angle

Latham advises project and real estate developers, manufacturers, energy industry companies, as well as financial institutions and investors based in or doing business in California.

View the California Environment, Land & Resources practice list.

As the state has particularly complex and stringent environmental regulations, Latham environmental lawyers can help clients:

  • Secure permits and approvals from the full spectrum of state, local, and regional regulatory bodies
  • Understand the intersection of state and federal jurisdiction
  • Defend any approvals or litigate any potential liabilities in state or federal courts and before regulatory bodies
  • Organize and advocate for rulemaking, legislative, or regulatory change 

Specifically, Latham provides clients focused advice and representation in the following areas:

Our Experience

Awards & Rankings

  • Global Chairs Honored as Los Angeles Leaders in Law - November 01, 2018


2020 CEQA Year in Review

Media Coverage

Environmental Firm Attorney of the Year: Jim Arnone


Latham Releases Book of Jargon® – Environmental, Social & GovernanceGlobal Chairs Honored as Los Angeles Leaders in LawViewpoints Video Examines California's Cap-and-Trade Program

Thought Leadership

California Air Resources Board Releases Draft Scoping Plan UpdateCalifornia Senate Passes Broad GHG Emissions Reporting RequirementsCalifornia Proposes Amendments to Prop 65 Short-Form Product Warnings

Webcasts & Podcasts

2020 CEQA Year in ReviewWildfire Implications on California Development: CEQA, Legislation, and MoreFriant Ranch: Impact of California Supreme Court's Landmark Decision on CEQA Compliance