Nossaman LLP

Sue Meyer

Partner

T 949.833.7800
F 949.833.7878
18101 Von Karman Avenue, Suite 1800
Irvine, CA 92612

Sue Meyer specializes in natural resources and environmental law.  She advises public and private sector clients in permitting complex infrastructure, energy, and large-scale development projects involving diverse stakeholder interests that require cutting-edge legal strategies. Ms Meyer specializes in federal and state endangered species act permitting and regulatory compliance, and has extensive experience working with habitat conservation planning, critical habitat and listing issues, and policy advocacy. 

Ms. Meyer's practice includes review and defense of environmental documents for National Environmental Policy Act and California Environmental Quality Act compliance, as well as other environmental and land use regulations, including wetlands issues, storm water permitting, and cultural resource protections.  Ms. Meyer regularly represents clients before federal and state regulatory agencies, including the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, U.S. Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Department of the Navy, California Department of Fish and Wildlife, and State Water Resources Control Board. 

Ms. Meyer is also advising clients on the rapidly changing regulatory requirements associated with the California Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006 (AB 32), transportation planning and SB 375, and other climate change laws.  She also works on federal and state regulatory compliance for renewable energy projects.

Representative Work

California High Speed Rail Authority / California Attorney General's Office.  Counsel for the California High Speed Rail federal and state endangered species act strategy and permitting; plays a key role coordinating all aspects of environmental permitting and mitigation planning for $68 billion transit project. 

City and County of San Francisco.  Provides advice regarding federal and state endangered species act permitting and CEQA compliance for the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission's 20-year water supply project, spanning 167 miles from the Sierra Nevada Mountains to the City of San Francisco.

Chevron.  Lead counsel representing client to create an 11,000-acre conservation bank, habitat conservation plan and associated NEPA and CEQA clearance for 200,000-acre oil and gas production in Kern County.

Tenaska Solar Ventures.  Federal and state endangered species act permitting and compliance advice.  Successfully permitted two 200+ MW PV solar facilities and BLM right-of-way in Imperial Valley.

Tesoro Extension / Southern Orange County Transportation Improvement Project. Providing environmental and permitting strategy transportation facility. Key issues include endangered species, transportation planning, wetlands, water quality, and coastal zone issues.

Imperial Irrigation District.  Represents client in matters connected with water transfer agreements.

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Education

J.D., University of California, Los Angeles School of Law, 2002

M.A., University of North Carolina, 1990

A.B., Occidental College, 1987

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