California Coastal Law Conference -- An Interactive Discussion on the Evolving Coastal Environment

Nossaman's 2013 California Coastal Law Conference
San Diego, CA

Nossaman hosted an afternoon seminar with members and key staff of the California Coastal Commission alongside various industry experts.  During this program, Jennifer Lucchesi, Executive Officer of the California State Lands Commission, and Charles Lester, Executive Director of the California Coastal Commission, provided an overview of the latest coastal developments and our expert panelists discussed best practices for navigating the coastal process, hot topics in coastal planning, recent and landmark coastal development cases, and issues pertaining to climate change, sea level rise, and shoreline protective devices.  Audience members also had the chance to participate in Q&A sessions with panelists. 

October 8, 2013
1:00-1:30   Registration
1:30-2:30   Welcome Remarks and Coastal Commission Update
2:30-2:45   Break
2:45-4:15   Concurrent Breakout Sessions

Track I – Navigating the Coastal Process
Bonnie Neely, Senior Policy Advisor, Nossaman LLP (Moderator)
Charles Lester, Executive Director, California Coastal Commission
Steve Kinsey, Vice-Chairman, California Coastal Commission
John Erskine, Partner, Nossaman LLP

Track II – Climate Change, Sea Level Rise and Our Changing Coastline
Howard Coleman, Partner, Nossaman LLP (Moderator)
Jennifer Lucchesi, Executive Officer, California State Lands Commission
Ellen Hou, Legislative Analyst for Assemblyman Rich Gordon

4:15-4:30   Break

4:30-5:30   Concurrent Breakout Sessions

Track I – How Far Is Too Far? Conditions of Approval and Takings: Commission Precedents and Court Precedents
Ralph Faust, Chief Legal Counsel (retired), California Coastal Commission
John Flynn, Partner, Nossaman LLP

Track II – Current Coastal Policies on Permitting Sea Walls & Other Shoreline Protective Devices
Greg Sanders, Partner, Nossaman LLP
Commission Staff

5:30-7:00   Cocktail Reception & Networking

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