CEQA Update 2015

  • Briefings
  • by BPC Staff
  • on August 23, 2015

CEQA Update 2015

October 6, 2015
11:00 AM to 1:15 PM 
Wendel, Rosen, Black & Dean LLP
1111 Broadway , 19th Floor
Oakland, CA 94607
 Briefing Materials:
Summary of Cases Reported
Proposed CEQA Guidelines Amendments Part I
Proposed CEQA Guidelines Amendments Part II

Our 3nd Annual CEQA Expert Briefing will feature some of the Bay Area’s leading legal experts on CEQA providing their perspective on the latest and most compelling developments in CEQA review this year. This will include an analysis of the current cases on review to the California Supreme Court, climate change legislation, and significant recent case law developments and hot topics related to CEQA review.

The Expert Briefing will feature a panel discussion, with Q&A to follow.

This Expert Briefing will be eligible for Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credits*, and lunch will be provided.

*For those that signed-up to received CLE credits: the application  for accreditation was submitted in mid-October and requires 6 weeks for processing. Please expect a Certificate of Attendance by the end of November. Thank you.


11:00 – 11:05              Welcome and Introductions

                                     John Coleman, CEO, Bay Planning Coalition 

11:05 – 12:50              Expert Panel:  Supreme Court Cases and Significant CEQA Developments & Hot Topics   

                                          – Moderated by: David IvesterPartner, Briscoe Ivester & Bazel LLP

                                             Expert Panelists:

                                                   —  Art CoonAttorney and Shareholder, Miller Starr Regalia

                                                   —  Christian MarshPartner, Downey Brand LLP

                                                   —  Todd Williams, Partner, Wendel, Rosen, Black & Dean LLP

                                             Panel Topics:

                                                   >>  11:05 – 11:45: Supreme Court Decisions (relevant case law and administrative & legislative developments)

                                                   >>  11:45 – 12:05: Climate Change 

                                                   >>  12:05 – 12:20: Break for Lunch

                                                   >>  12:20 – 12:50: Other CEQA Developments & Hot Topics (Other key CEQA cases and developments, OPR Guidelines)

12:50 – 1:15                Discussion and Q&A 

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