CEQA at 40: A Look Back, and Ahead

(See the chapter selection next to this info box to access the specific panels.) The speakers we as follows: 9:00-9:15 Welcome & Introductory Remarks • Kevin Johnson , Dean, U.C. Davis School of Law • Richard Frank , CELPC Director & Professor of Environmental Practice 9:15-10:45 Four Decades of CEQA: A Diverse Retrospective • Kip Lipper , Consultant, Office of the California State Senate President Pro Tem • Hon. Ronald Robie , Associate Justice, California Court of Appeal, Third Appellate District (Sacramento) • E. Clement Shute , Shute, Mihaly & Weinberger ( San Francisco) • Christine Sproul , Deputy Attorney General, California Department of Justice (Sacramento) • Susan Brandt-Hawley , Brandt-Hawley Law Group (Glen Ellen) [Moderator] 11:00-Noon Comparing CEQA’s Evolution to NEPA, Other States’ Little NEPA Statutes & Foreign Environmental Impact Assessment Laws • Dan Selmi , Professor, Loyola School of Law (Los Angeles) • Richard Frank , Professor of Environmental Practice, U.C. Davis School of Law • C. Aylin Bilir, J.D. King Hall 2011 [Moderator] 12:30-1:15 Keynote Address • Ken Alex , Senior Advisor to California Governor Jerry Brown & Director, Governor’s Office of Planning & Research (Sacramento) 1:15-2:30 Applying CEQA in Challenging Times and Contexts • Meea Kang , President, Domus Development, LLC, President, California Infill Builders Association (Davis) • Renee Robin , Director of Permitting & Senior Counsel for Regulatory Affairs, SunPower Corporation (Richmond) • David C. Smith , Senior Vice President, DMB Associates, Inc. (Irvine) • Susan Hori , Manatt Phelps & Phillips, LLP (Orange County) [Moderator] 2:45-3:45 The Future of CEQA—Legislative, Local Government & Planning Perspectives • Joe Krovoza , Mayor, City of Davis • Senator Lois Wolk , California State Senate (Davis) • Terry Watt , AICP, Terrell Watt Planning Consultants (San Francisco) • Al Lin , Professor of Law, U.C. Davis [Moderator] 3:45-5:15 The Future of CEQA—A Conversation With Some of California’s Premier CEQA Attorneys • Jim Moose , Remy Thomas Moose & Manley (Sacramento) [Host & Moderator] • Richard Drury , Lozeau/Drury (Oakland) • Jennifer Hernandez , Holland & Knight (San Francisco) • Margaret Sohagi , Sohagi Law Group (Los Angeles) • Bill Yeates , Kenyon/Yeates (Sacramento) • Michael Zischke , Cox Castle & Nicholson (San Francisco) 5:15-5:30 Concluding Remarks • Richard Frank , Director, California Environmental Law & Policy Center, U.C. Davis