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Webinar: Environmental Legislation and Regulation in California: Trends, Directions, and Developments

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June 23 @ 12:00 pm 1:00 pm

1.5 Participatory MCLE Credits

This session will describe recent legislative and regulatory developments at the federal and California levels including key court opinions.  This update will also include an analysis and forecast of the Biden agenda and its implications to California businesses.

Speaker: Gary Lucks
Moderator: Sabrina Denise Ashjian


Member Price – $67.50
Non-Member Price – $97.50

Mr. Gary Lucks JD, CPEA is a partner with Bay Law Group with deep expertise in environmental, health, and safety (EHS) law, legislative affairs, and sustainability strategy.  He has over 30 years of experience advising Fortune 500 clients in most industry sectors. He is a licensed attorney, a scientist, and a Certified Professional Environmental Auditor (CPEA) who has completed or overseen close to 500 major EHS compliance audits across the country and overseas.  He also specializes environmental compliance counseling, environmental auditing, environmental management systems (EMS), permitting, and training. 

He wrote environmental policy briefing papers for Governor Newsom, Senator Feinstein, Senator Steinberg, State Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones, and Marin County Supervisor Charles McGlashan.  He serves on the California Lawyer’s Association Environmental Law Section’s Executive Committee leading environmental legislation, sustainability, and education committees.

Mr. Lucks has published extensively on environmental law, legislation, and policy.  He co-wrote a book on environmental law (California Environmental Law and Policy:  A Practical Guide, https://solano.com/products/california-environmental-law-and-policy) which is used in law schools, colleges, by practitioners, and which has been cited in legal opinions).  He also wrote the Environmental Auditing Chapter in the California Environmental Law and Land Use Treatise.  He has been a regular contributor to the California Environmental Law Reporter for twenty-five years.  

Mr. Lucks has extensive teaching experience. He has taught courses on environmental law, auditing, sustainability, climate change, and legislation for over 30 years for the Continuing and Professional Education program at the University of California, for the Institute of Internal Auditors, and for industry. 

Ms. Sabrina Ashjian is a clinical supervising attorney at UC Berkeley’s Environmental Law Clinic and a lecturer who teaches courses including Environmental Justice & Advocacy in California and Environmental Justice & Health Equity. Prior to the position at UC Berkeley she advanced animal welfare legislation as the California State Director of the Humane Society of the United States. Ashjian has more than a decade of legal experience as a public defender, civil litigator, and consumer fraud & environmental protection prosecutor. She previously served as the Chairperson of the State of California’s Cannabis Control Appeals Panel after being appointed by Governor Brown. 

Ashjian serves on the national nonprofit boards of the American Red Cross Pacific Coast Region and National Women’s Political Caucus (NWPC). She sits on the statewide nonprofit boards of National Women’s Political Caucus of California, California Women Lead, Emerge California, California Lawyers Association Environmental Law Section, and on the advisory board of Fund Her. She is a certified trainer for NWPC and conducts candidate trainings and government appointments workshops. For multiple organizations she is the legislative & public policy chair and conducts trainings statewide on the fundamentals of legislation. 

Ashjian received a bachelor’s degree from George Washington University, a master’s degree from University of Southern California’s Annenberg School for Journalism, and a JD/MBA from Pepperdine University. Ashjian is admitted to practice law in California, New York, and in the United States Supreme Court. 

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