Farella Braun + Martel Co-Hosts Environmental Law Institute 40th Anniversary Program

March 25, 2009 Announcement

Environmental Leadership in the States

SAN FRANCISCO, CALIF. (March 25, 2009) - Farella Braun + Martel is pleased to co-host an Environmental Law Institute (ELI) 40th Anniversary Program, "Environmental Leadership in the States - Lesson Learned from California's Regulation of Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Coastal Zone Development" on April 14 in San Francisco.

The ELI program will feature a keynote address by Mary Nichols, head of the California Air Resources Board.  A panel discussion on coastal issues will feature Hope Schmeltzer, Chief Counsel, California Coastal Commission; Jeanhee Hong, Assistant Regional Counsel, U.S. EPA - Region IX; Felicia Marcus, Western Director, Natural Resources Defense Council; and Rick Rothman, Chair, Environmental Practice Group, Bingham McCutcheon LLP.

"For the past 40 years, ELI has played a key role in advancing environmental protection, shaping environmental law, policy and management, and providing a forum for reaching common ground on critical environmental issues.  We are honored to co-host this conference as part of ELI's 40th Anniversary series," said Chris Locke, partner, Farella Braun + Martel and ELI board member. "‘Environmental leadership in the States' is a fitting theme for Mary Nichols' keynote address on greenhouse gas regulation and for our distinguished coastal panel."

About ELI: 

The Environmental Law Institute® is an independent, non-profit research and educational organization based in Washington, DC. The Institute serves the environmental profession in business, government, the private bar, public interest organizations, academia, and the press.

About Farella Braun + Martel:

Farella Braun + Martel represents clients throughout the United States and abroad in sophisticated business, real estate and environmental transactions and high-stakes commercial, civil and criminal litigation. Founded in 1962, the firm is headquartered in San Francisco and maintains an office in the Napa Valley focused on the wine industry. Farella Braun + Martel lawyers are known for their imaginative legal solutions, dynamism and intellectual creativity. With an unwavering service ethic and interdisciplinary team approach, the firm is committed to advancing clients' objectives in the most effective, coordinated and efficient manner. Farella Braun + Martel is a Green Business.

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