Nossaman LLP

Ashley J. Remillard

Associate

T 949.477.7635
F 949.833.7878
18101 Von Karman Avenue, Suite 1800
Irvine, CA 92612
Ashley Remillard advises clients on issues regarding environmental compliance, including with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the Endangered Species Act (ESA), and the Clean Water Act.  Ms. Remillard also works on issues pertaining to the development of habitat conservation plans under the ESA, including the development of the Bay Delta Conservation Plan and the related NEPA analysis.  Ms. Remillard also has experience advising clients on issues arising under the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, as well as issues relating to the Marine Mammal Protection Act.

Ms. Remillard's environmental experience is complemented by her experience in public agency and public contract law, construction and procurement law, and innovative project delivery methods.  Prior to joining Nossaman's Environment & Land Use Practice Group, she was a member of the firm's Infrastructure Practice Group.  As a member of that group, she has been the primary associate on large-scale public procurements requiring client contact, day-to-day project management, and coordination of document production.  Her responsibilities included drafting procurement and contract documents for design-build and public-private partnership (PPP) projects.

Representative Work

Litigation

  • Consolidated Delta Smelt Cases, 717 F. Supp. 2d 1021 (E.D. Cal., 2010).  Represent plaintiffs Coalition for a Sustainable Delta and Kern County Water Agency in consolidated actions challenging the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's 2008 biological opinion for continued operations of the State Water Project and Central Valley Project on the grounds that the Service violated the Administrative Procedure Act and Endangered Species Act when it issued that opinion.  
  • Consolidated Salmonid Cases, E.D. Cal. Case No. 09-1053.  Represent plaintiffs Kern County Water Agency and Coalition for a Sustainable Delta in consolidated actions challenging the National Marine Fisheries Service's biological opinion for continued operations of the State Water Project and Central Valley Project on the grounds that the Service violated the Administrative Procedure Act and Endangered Species Act when it issued that opinion. 
  • Oceana, Inc. v. Bryson, N.D. Cal. Case No. 11-6257.  Assist in successfully representing clients in court regarding fisheries management issues under the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act. 

Compliance Counseling and Permitting

  • California High Speed Rail Authority.  Member of team advising the California High Speed Rail Authority regarding environmental permitting and mitigation planning for $68 billion transit project..  Responsibilities include developing and drafting environmental compliance strategy to include in procurement documents. 
  • Coalition for a Sustainable Delta.  Collaborate with client team to develop a strategy to address significant contributors to ecosystem decline in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta.  Assist client with implementation of strategy including through participation in regulation and legal proceedings.
  • Orange County Transportation Corridor Agencies.  Provide environmental compliance and strategy recommendations for the Tesoro Extension / Southern Orange County Transportation Infrastructure Improvement Project.  Counsel on key issues, including endangered species, transportation planning, wetlands, water quality, and coastal zone issues. 
  • The City of Ventura. Assist the City of Ventura in obtaining environmental regulatory permits needed for, and assuring compliance of environmental regulations applicable to, discharges of tertiary treated wastewater to the Santa Clara River Estuary.  Specific tasks for the City include advice, counsel and representation regarding revisions to and renewal of the City's NPDES Permit under the federal Clean Water Act and state Porter Cologne Water Quality Control Act.

Infrastructure Work

  • Florida Department of Transportation – I-595 Corridor Roadway Improvements. Served as an integral member of the legal team on the procurement for redevelopment of a 10.5-mile section of the I-595 corridor in the Ft. Lauderdale area. The 35-year, design, build, finance, operate, and maintain closed financing in March 2009 and is the first project in the U.S. transportation sector to use an availability payment compensation structure. Work on the $1.8 billlion project included comprehensive legal and procurement assistance, drafting procurement documents, reviews for federal compliance and assistance with proposal evaluation. 
  • Florida Department of Transportation – Port of Miami Tunnel. Key member of the team assisting with the procurement of a PPP for the development and operation of a bridge and tunnel project linking the I-395 with the Port of Miami facilities on Dodge Island with MacArthur Causeway and I-395 via a tunnel under Biscayne Bay. The $900 million project closed financing in October of 2009 and is the second PPP in the U.S. transportation sector to use availability payments as the compensation mechanism. Work included comprehensive legal assistance, including drafting contract documents and research regarding federal compliance. 
  • Washington State Department of Transportation – Alaskan Way Viaduct. Member of the team responsible for drafting the design-build contract for the Alaskan Way Viaduct project. The project is a $4.2 billion waterfront-tunnel to replace the existing elevated section SR-99 and Seawall in downtown Seattle. Financing includes $2.4 billion in committed funding from state gas taxes, federal funding, $700m in toll financing and $300m from the Port of Seattle.

Awards & Honors

Named a Super Lawyers "Southern California Rising Star" in 2014 by Los Angeles magazine.

 

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Practices

Education

J.D., University of Southern California School of Law, 2007

B.A., University of Southern California, 2004

Admissions

California

Professional Affiliations

Women's Transportation Seminar (WTS), Diversity and Recognitions Committee Chairperson, Los Angeles Chapter

Awards & Honors

Named a Super Lawyers "Southern California Rising Star" in 2014 by Los Angeles magazine.

 

     
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