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

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June 28, 2023 @ 12:30 pm 2:00 pm

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

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 35 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 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.

We are committed to accessibility! Virtual events are equipped with closed captioning. To request an in-person accommodation, send us a note at or contact us at 916-516-1760 for assistance.


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